What is the Peepoo scheme?
The Peepoo is a self-sanitising biodegradable personal single-use toilet. It is especially suitable for urban slum areas and in emergency relief where there is no space, where there are problems with high water tables and pits cannot be built, and places where water is scarce.
When was the Peepoo scheme established?
In late November 2009 the Peepoo solution was launched in Silanga village in the Kibera slum in Nairobi Kenya.
How are Peepoo bags collected?
The used bags are placed in buckets for daily collection by a collection service and then disposed by being composted or buried directly in the soil for use as a complete fertiliser with high nitrogen value.
Who made Peepoople?
Mikael Hedenqvist. Professor Anders Wilhelmson initiated the Peepoo concept in 2005. The research has been conducted in cooperation with SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Science and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The graphic design concept has been developed together with Lowe Brindfors.
What is Peepoo and how does it work?
Peepoo is a self-sanitising, single-use biodegradable toilet that after use transforms human waste into valuable pathogene-free fertiliser. It has proven to be applicable in urban slums, emergencies, refugee/IDP camps, and schools in developing countries.
What is happening to Peepoo production in Nairobi?
Peepoople is happy to announce that Peepoo production in Nairobi will be re-established. Current projects will be maintained and possible expansion will be explored.
Is Peepoo safe to use?
This makes Peepoo easy to use, either day or night in a household, which increases safety – especially for woman and children. Peepoo offers a sanitation solution adapted to the needs of the user without endangering the environment.
What happens to Peepoo when it decomposes?
Long answer: As the bio-plastic that Peepoo is made of disintegrates, its molecules are broken down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass. When the urea in Peepoo comes into contact with faeces or urine, an enzymatic breakdown into ammonia and carbonate takes place, driven by enzymes that naturally occur in faeces.