2 results for author: Marion Cherrak


Our new lab in Port-au-Prince!

In order to provide compost of the highest quality and ensure that we comply with the Haitian government’s requirements and WHO safety guidelines, we perform regular microbiological and physicochemical testing on each pile of compost produced in our sites. Our lab in Cap-Haitien was previously testing all of our compost, including that produced in Port-au-Prince. That required significant logistical coordination to ship the samples across the country, sometimes by plane sometimes by bus, since the samples need to be processed in less than 24 hours to ensure the tests’ accuracy. Recently, thanks to donations from the Palo Alto Rotary Club, ...

The long and eventful journey of the SOIL household toilet design

The development of SOIL’s household urine diversion toilet, aka the EkoLakay toilet, has been an iterative process. We thought that it would be great to share that history with you: EcoSan lovers, SOIL fans, and toilet developers around the world! A good toilet design should take into account cultural practices and habits and should be ergonomic, durable, practical and last, but not least, aesthetically pleasing. Let’s walk though our household toilet development from the beginning: 2009: The Clay Pot 2011: The Artsy Wooden Box 2012: The Shiny Formica re.source Toilet 2013: The (Too-)Heavy-Duty Concrete Toilet 2014: The Fancy Wooden ...