The Peepoople brand is since October 2016 owned by IAS (International Aid Services) which means IAS will continue the work that Peepoople has been doing since 2006 to develop the innovative Peepoo toilet as well as the supporting products and systems around it.
Peepoople was formed to develop, produce and distribute the Peepoo sanitation solution. Peepoople was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2006.
What is Peepoo?
The Peepoo toilet prevents disease transmission at the source with rapid inactivation of dangerous pathogens, turning waste into complete fertiliser. A home toilet that increases health and safety, especially for women and children.
The Peepoo toilet was invented with children and women in mind, and designed to address the world’s lack of sanitation. Peepoo is a personal, single-use, self-sanitising, fully biodegradable toilet that prevents faeces from contaminating the immediate area, as well as the surrounding ecosystem. The toilet is in the form of a slim bag, with an inner layer that unfolds to form a wide funnel. It is appreciated for being clean, easy to use and odour free. Children have shown to be enthusiastic, early adopters of the Peepoo toilet
Each Peepoo contains six grams of urea. Urea is a non-hazardous chemical that can also be found in toothpaste and skin cream. When the urea comes into contact with faeces or urine, an enzymatic breakdown takes place and the sanitisation process starts. Disease producing pathogens which may be found in faeces are rendered inactive within as few as 2-4 weeks. This is the most simple and efficient process possible, meeting the WHO standards on safe sanitation and efficient sanitising of excreta.
Peepoo is made of a fully biodegradable polymer, meeting EU standard EN13432. This means that the plastic not only disintegrates, but also that its molecules are broken down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass. The biodegradable plastic is comprised of a mixture of aliphatic/aromatic co-polyesters and poly-lactic acid, with small additives of wax and lime. The material has been developed together with German company BASF.
Peepoos quickly turns human waste into a safe fertiliser, bringing back nutrients to degraded ground as it builds the chemistry of the soil. Furthermore, when mixed in soil, the faeces contained in Peepoo increase the soil’s organic matter content and improve its water-holding capacity. Many schools in slums can utilise used Peepoos as fertiliser in their school gardens, contributing to food security and increasing the student’s nutrition intake.
Find out more about the Peepoo toilet at www.peepoople.com