The disparity that exists in different parts of the world is hard to ignore. Around the globe one can find places where people still do not have the basic requirement for a safe and clean toilet system. So a noble effort like Poosh does deserve accolades. The system called Poosh consists of a toilet seat with a biodegradable bag that can be fitted to any bucket. The mechanism allows the seat base to open when someone sits on it and close to stop the foul odor or the growth of flies.
When the bag gets filled the seat is detached. The removal of the seat from the bucket automatically seals the bag. The bag which is pretreated with chemicals catalyzes the decomposition of human waste so that in two weeks it turns into manure that could be used in the fields.
The portable toilet has been designed by Mark Whiting with YoonHee Kim, Hannie Yu, Eunjung Choi and Prof. Sangmin Bae. Poosh uses mostly post consumer products like plastic bottles and rubber in its manufacture. The bio-polymer layered bag can be easily made locally, reducing the cost. The use of this toilet is not only a step towards cleanliness and hygiene, where proper toilet system isn’t available, but would eventually check the spread of many diseases in those areas. For more information on Poosh click here.
[source : tuvie.com]