Get to know Peepoo - the self-sanitising, biodegradable, household toilet

Friday 28 August | 14.00-18.00 | Room: -
Photo: Camilla Wirseen

Today, more than 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation which takes a serious toll on people’s health due to excreta related infections. Another aspect with the lack of sanitation is that people risk assaults when they have to leave their homes to find a place to go to the toilet.

Peepoo is a single-use, fully biodegradable, household toilet that sanitises excreta after use. It does not require fixed infrastructure or water. It turns human waste into an organic fertiliser high in NPK and which improves soil properties as water holding capacity. The inventor, Professor Anders Wilhelmson was honoured as Ashoka Fellow for developing a system changing solution that can be scalable all over the world. Today Peepoo is used in both urban slums and emergencies around the world.

During the visit you will hear about the journey from innovation to mass production. You will be able to see and hear more about our large-scale production and we will present Peepoo sanitation solution from a case study perspective. Dr. Annika Nordin, researcher at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences will present the ammonia sanitisation treatment technology  which is used in the Peepoo.


Preliminary Programme:

14:00  Bus leaves at Folkets Hus, main entrance, to the PeePoople
            factory and office

  1. From innovation to mass production
    Anders Wilhelmson, inventor of Peepoo and Maria Berndtsson, Product Manager Peepoople
  2. Peepoo sanitation technology
    Annika Nordin, Researcher SLU/ Sanitation Specialist Peepoople
  3. Machine demonstration
    Felix Hägglund Wennergren, Production and Procurement Coordinator Peepoople
  4. Case study Peepoo sanitation system
    Martina Nee, Partnership Director Peepoople and Jean Lapegue, Senior Wash Advisor Action Contre le Faim

17:30 - 18:00 Bus back to World Water Week venue

Tickets can be purchased when registering to the World Water Week.
Cost: 400 SEK
Transportation and refreshments included.