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Organization Promotes Safe, Hygienic Human Waste Disposal Technology

By Bob Ewing     Oct 18, 2007 in Environment
The Sulabh International Social Service Organization is promoting a toilet that will recycle human waste into biogas and fertilizer. The organization will attend the World Toilet Summit.
Bindeshwar Pathak is the founder of the Sulabh International Social Service Organization. The organization is dedicated to providing toilets to approximately 730 million people in India.
Pathak will be attending the seventh annual World Toilet Summit, to be held in New Delhi at the end of October where he and members of his organization will promote their system to recycle human waste into biogas and fertilizer.
This system may allow 2.6 billion people in the world access to toilets and reduce global warming.
The organization is dedicated to providing toilets to nearly 730 million people in India who lack them.
"The Millennium Development Goals set in South Africa in 2002 aim by 2015 to cut by half the 2.6 billion people worldwide who lack toilets and provide them to all by 2025," Pathak said at a briefing ahead of the summit.
India's contribution would be a toilet system that organically breaks down feces into trapped biogas that can be burned to provide cooking fuel and electricity, and convert urine into fertilizer.
"Now we want others to know about this technology which was recently installed at Kabul, Afghanistan, because it can help meet the Millennium Development Goals and reduce global warming."
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