It’s believed that the first toilets for human waste were created in an ancient settlement in Scotland dating back to 3000 B.C. That’s over 5000 years ago! Sadly enough, today approximately 2.4 billion people, or roughly one-third of the world’s population still lack access to proper toilets. People poop on the side of the road, in bushes or rubbish heaps. Most times this is not by choice.
Open defecation effects human health and ultimately the environment. The use of “night soil” on cropland is ancient, but methods have changed through the centuries and now this creates potential disease. Without toilets, deadly diseases can spread rapidly. Over 750 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water, sanitation, and poor hygiene (Unicef). And too much poop in the environment causes an overload of toxins and bacteria into the ecosystem.
The effects on women and girls are extremely worrisome. Globally, 1 in 3 schools do not have adequate toilets, and 23% of schools have no toilets at all. Schools without toilets can cause girls to miss out on their education. Without proper sanitation facilities, many girls are forced to miss school when they’re menstruating. This consequently affects their employment chances as they grow up.
What has Love & Co. got to do with compost toilets?
Every time you purchase a product of Love and Co. 10% of the profits goes towards creating a compost toilet for a community in need.
Who makes the composting toilets?
HUMUS SAPIENS ™ was developed by Ecocentro IPEC in Brazil. An amazing bunch of humans working towards closing the cycle of nature with human manure without harming the environment, saving thousands of litres of water annually.