6 results for tag: dry toilets


The POOP Project: You’re Tuned to CBS: SOIL’s Sasha Kramer, Kory Russel and Container Based Sanitation


Stanford University Researchers Overwhelmed by the Demand for Their New Toilet Model

Written by our friends at re.source - a start-up team based out of Stanford University, funded by a Grand Challenges Explorations Phase 1 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The re.source team is partnering with SOIL to help design an improved household EcoSan toilet and a social business model for providing household sanitation in urban slums. Article originally posted on resourcesanitation.com. We’ve been working hard to tweak our toilet design in response to many insights we’ve gotten from our beta-test families in Shada.  After a few more iterations, out comes a new design! While delivering these models a few days back, we ...

San Francisco joins the composting toilet revolution!

SOIL was co-founded in 2006 in San Francisco California.   We are so pleased to see that our dream has come full circle with San Francisco now considering putting in a network of public composting toilets throughout the city to help solve the sewage and water problems faced by large cities around the world. A recent film about SOIL called Holy Crap ends with one of our favorite Haitian collaborators, Daniel Tillias of Pax Christi Haiti, saying "with this composting toilet program, Haiti will once again be an example to the world, just as we have been in the past". We are proud to serve as an example to one of our favorite cities in the world, SOIL's ...

SOIL's Poopmobile Gets a Paint Job!

Several times a week SOIL driver Clotes Alexandre starts up the large flatbed truck parked outside the front door of the office and rumbles out into the streets of Port-au-Prince. With the help of SOIL's Drum Collection Team, Davidson Ulysses and Herby Sanon, Clotes works his way through urban neighborhoods and tent cities, collecting the 15 gallon drums used in SOIL's ecological toilets and driving them out to a SOIL composting site where the drums are then dumped and cleaned and readied for redistribution on the next trip. Thanks to a donation from the Rattray Kimura Foundation, SOIL recently transformed this truck, aka "The Poopmobile" into a ...

SOIL in Port-au-Prince

Following the earthquake, SOIL has extended operations to Port-au-Prince and begun a new project with OXFAM GB to pilot ecological sanitation in emergency settings. This project will accomplish the construction and installation of 150 toilets in small IDP (internally displaced persons) camps throughout the city, the establishment of a compost facility in Port-au-Prince, and the training of 100 masons to build urine diversion (UD) toilets. We have been hard at work setting up operations in PAP and have been so proud of the reactions, adoption, and results thus far! •    As of June 15, 2010, we have installed 44 urine diversion toilets and 16 ...

Breaking the Cycle of Disease by Closing the Nutrient Cycle: SOIL and the Sanitation Crisis in Port-au-Prince

Dear friends, I am sorry that I have been out of touch for the past several weeks.  Every day is like a lifetime and at the end we just collapse into bed after a cold shower, and in the morning we sit up and look out at the camp spread before us and the whirlwind begins again.  But most of us have managed to hold on to our sanity, tethering our minds to our work.  As the weeks go by the city begins to look more familiar, the shattered buildings have become a part of my mindscape and there are moments when I barely notice them.  People wind through the traffic jams and the streets are lined with vendors, people who have left the camps during the ...