Genap - Latrine Bag for Human Waste
Sanitation is a major problem in third-world countries. Poor sanitary facilities can cause illnesses such as diarrhoea, which can be fatal particularly in children. Our partner Aqua Aero Water Systems from Delft has developed a concept whereby human waste is collected in an underground well. This well is lined with a foil that is produced by Genap. The aim is to prevent the waste – which is contaminated with nitrogen and bacteria – from spreading to the soil and into the groundwater.
The benefits of this solution are clear. The latrine bag:
- is a simple and cheap way of storing human waste;
- ensures that the groundwater does not become contaminated;
- allows the waste to be reused for agricultural purposes;
- saves on the costs of nutrients needed to make agricultural land fertile.