Friday, October 2, 2009

The Pee poo Bag--green or not green?

It is green--designed to be, after all--

Single Use
Self sanitising
Fertiliser after use

According to the site, 40 out of 100 people worldwide have no access to basic sanitation.

The Un Millenium Development Goal 7 Target 10 established in 2002 set up to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to drinking water and sanitation. In figures, that counts for 1,3 billion within 13 years. Unfortunately the progress towards this goal are slow or even negative. One factor is the rapid growth of the number of people living in slums or slum-like conditions.

So PeePoople set out to develop a short term, easily implemented solution--the result is the Peepoo bag.

At first the bag struck me as an elaborate joke--a way to highlight how little we in developed countries care about the poorest--handing poor people a bag and telling them to use it as a toilet seems degrading.

But being forced to eliminate waste where you live is pretty degrading --& living with the waste--the contamination--the disease--what's more degrading than that?

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  1. i am fascinated by the peepoo bag.
    it seems like an ingenious solution.
    i wonder what they cost?

  2. Don't know--I'm guessing they are designed to be sold in large numbers to NGOs to distribute--I emailed the company with a bunch of questions but haven't heard back.