Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Envirolet featured on Worldwatch Institute web site
Envirolet® Composting Toilet Systems were discussed in a story on the Worldwatch Institute web site this week in a story, appropriately titled Composting Toilets Offer Solution to Water, Sanitation Problems.
Here is an excerpt:
For many parts of the world, flushing with clean water (often water that has been purified to drinking quality standards) has never been an option. According to the World Health Organization, as many as 1.1 billion people, almost all in the developing world, still do not have access to safe water, and some 2.6 billion people—about 4 in 10—lack access to basic sanitation. Every year, 1.6 million people die from diarrhoeal diseases spread by unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation.
Scott Smith of Sancor Industries notes that his company will be offering lower-cost composting toilets starting in 2007 in hopes of serving the developing country market. According to Smith, it is important to promote the systems in both developed and developing nations. While the compost resource the toilets provide can be beneficial to people across the globe, the real issue is saving water, he explains: “Composting toilets are a solution to the water crisis that is coming.”