NPR’s KGOU: Organization Strives To Improve Sanitation In Haiti One Toilet At A Time
SOIL’s deputy director Nick Preneta sat down with NPR in Oklahoma to talk about the sanitation crisis and the transformative power of SOIL’s EkoLakay composting toilets. He discussed the impact of SOIL’s social business approach to ecological sanitation, and how we’re collaborating with other container based sanitation projects around the world to grow and refine our model.
From the interview with NPR affiliate KGOU:
“People often see [poop] as a waste but we look at it as a resource. And so our model, we cover the entire sanitation chain and we look specifically at urban areas where we do everything from produce the toilet and market and sell it to servicing and treatment. And our treatment is via thermophilic composting, or hot composting, where all the things that we associate with poop that are dangerous, the different pathogens, those are eliminated. And the final product is a valuable compost that can be returned to the soil.”
Interested in hearing the more of what Nick had to say? Listen to the full interview here and share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below.
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