Today, more than 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. At this moment, 40% of the world’s population lack access to even the simplest latrine. The lack of sanitation creates tremendous problems worldwide including environmental pollution, great social problems and unsafe surroundings, as well as greatly increasing the outbreak of lethal epidemic diseases such as cholera.
Peepoo is a personal, single-use, self-sanitising, fully biodegradable toilet that prevents faeces from contaminating the immediate area as well as the surrounding ecosystem. After use, Peepoo turns into valuable fertiliser that can improve livelihoods and increase food security.
Compact in size and weighing 10 grams, Peepoo is designed to provide maximum hygiene and convenience using minimum material. In the form of a slim bag, with an inner layer that unfolds to form a wide funnel, Peepoo is easy to store, handle and use. Unlike traditional toilets or latrines, Peepoo is never occupied by anyone else. It is always clean and can be used in complete privacy. After use, even if no collection or disposal services are available nearby, Peepoo does not contaminate the environment once the top of Peepoo has been tied into a knot. The urea inside Peepoo inactivates harmful pathogens (bacteria, viruses and parasites) within four weeks.
Ergonomically designed to be easy and hygienic to use, simple to produce, and thus possible to be sold to groups with the weakest purchasing power, Peepoo offers a sanitation choice for both individuals and society at large.