6 results for tag: composting toilets


SOCIETY Magazine: Completing the Poop Loop

“There is no such thing as waste; every molecule, every organism is valuable, even excrement.” – Sasha Kramer As part of a reporting program devoted supporting innovative development journalists, Grégoire Belhoste and William Thorp spent time with SOIL at our Port-au-Prince facility last year to better understand the history and process of SOIL’s regenerative urban sanitation service. The beautiful feature piece in Society Magazine explores SOIL’s history, the “poop loop” cycle, and why we believe that sanitation is a human right. Baudelaire Magloire told Society Magazine that, “we all deserve sanitation. Sanitation ...

The Guardian: The No-Flush Movement

As momentum grows across the planet for climate-positive sanitation solutions that harness the power of nature instead of depleting it, it’s exciting to see an increase in prominent media coverage of the regenerative sanitation revolution. A new article in the Guardian spotlights the growing trend of no-flush dry toilets across the globe and highlights the incredible opportunity ahead of global cities to capture nutrients from waste.   From the Guardian: “In the UK, flushing the loo accounts for nearly a third of household water consumption. We use drinking-quality water in our toilets, and spend energy and resources on cleaning ...

New and Improved Bonzode

One of SOIL's team members rocking protective equipment to keep dust out of his eyes while hard at work with our new bonzodè grinder! In Haitian Creole the word bonzodè means “good smell,” and that’s just what it does! What is it? Bonzodè is the cover material used as the “flush” in SOIL’s water-free household toilets. When a family on SOIL’s sanitation services uses their in-home toilet, they add a handful of bonzodè and it works its magic to prevent flies, ensure good smells, and aid in the composting process once waste makes its way to our treatment facility. Our bonzodè is made from materials once seen as waste and is a ...

SOIL's Leah Page Accepts the UNCCD Land for Life Award in Doha, Qatar

As regular readers of the SOIL blog will already know, SOIl was lucky enough to be awarded the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification's Land for Life Award for our land rehabilitation projects in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien.The award was officially presented last week in Doha, Qatar, and SOIL's Development Director Leah Page flew out there to accept the award on our behalf. A few weeks before the awards presentation, a filmmaker named John Liu paid the SOIL team in Haiti a visit, as well. He spent a few days venturing around with the SOILies in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien, and has put together some really beautiful footage that ...

Inaugurating the Household Toilet Project in Shada

Last Friday the SOIL teams from both Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien came together to celebrate the official launch of the Household Toilet Project in Shada. The event was a great success, with participation from SOIL, DINEPA, Re.Source, KOSS, and many community members. The program began with comments from Theo Huitema, SOIL's Regional Director for Cap-Haitien, and from Executive Director Sasha Kramer. Representatives from KOSS, Re.Source, Konbit Sante and DINEPA also made presentations, with charismatic emcee-ing from SOIL agronomist Romel Toussaint, who oversaw all of the presentations with flair! The program also included a skit that humorously ...

Theo Talks Episode 5: Ki moun vle kaka? Who Wants to Poop?

Join SOIL Regional Director Theo Huitema on another adventure in EcoSan as he watches SOIL staff members training residents of Shada, Cap-Haitien, to use their Household EcoSan toilets. This month marks the official launch of the Household Toilet Project, and hundreds of families in Shada will receive lovely SOIL toilets for use in their homes. Don't forget to join us this Friday, December 7th, for the official Household Toilet Project launch party in Shada, Cap-Haitien! For more information, click here. Check out the full Theo Talks video series by clicking here.