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Through ECOLOO Sustainable Toilet Solution we contribute to solve 4 SDGs directly (no.1,3,6 & 11) & 5 SDGs indirectly (no. 8,9,14,15 & 17)


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Summary

ECOLOO's Impacts and Relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):

Direct impact:

SDG#1: No poverty - the poor can benefit from free organic fertilizer

SDG#3: Good health & Well Being - hygienic toilets like ECOLOO lead to healthier people especially for women and children:
- Security issue: women and children get attacked by poisonous snakes and other dangerous insects and animals while defecating in the open.
- Rape risk issue: women are facing a high risk of rape by men who are keen to keep eyes on them defecating in the open losing their dignities, pride and risking their lives.
- Health issue: a woman holding her bladder on daily basis for many hours develops a permanent pee-leakage problem & bad smell at younger age

SDG#6: Clean Water & Sanitation - by adopting ECOLOO, we can have cleaner water & sanitation

SDG#11: Sustainable Cities & Communities by adopting sustainable solutions for indoor and outdoor purposes & turn any complex and building into Eco-friendly & sewage-free complex/building

Indirect impact:

SDG#8: Decent Work & Economic Growth - our inclusive social business model promotes sustainable economic growth & provides secure & fairly paid work to people

SDG#9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure - our eco social innovations help improve water and sanitation, reduce water & energy consumption, greener infrastructure resulting in less carbon emission & environmental pollution

SDG#14: Life Below Water - by treating our waste onsite instead of dumping the untreated sewage & toxics into oceans/rivers, we prevent the lives below water from being contaminated

SDG#15: Life On Land - by having sustainable toilets & fertilizer, more lives on land can be saved from water borne diseases, contaminated fish and chemical fertilizer (which can be hazardous to the soil, water & lives on land)

SDG#17: Partnerships for The Goals - by changing the existing policy to discourage untreated IST or STP through establishment of partnerships with the related bodies or authorities


What actions do you propose?

We propose a policy change and awareness and educational programs on water, sanitation and hygiene focusing on the importance of water and the needs of dry solutions to save our water resources from being wasted or contaminated. With that we hope we will be able to achieve behavioral change and more open minded and educated people who are willing to switch from open defecation, pit latrine or flush toilets into sustainable solutions such as ECOLOO that saves lives, water, environment, and increase the economical impact by turning waste into resource/wealth.

About ECOLOO:

We established ECOLOO Group to address the sanitation crisis as experienced by the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to water and sanitation. The millions who live in conditions of poverty at the base of the pyramid, in urban slums or in refugee camps are the people we want to serve. We strongly believe that our sustainable solutions will solve all pressing issues.

ECOLOO is environmentally friendly, odour free, water free, sewage free, energy free and hassle free as it is very easy to be installed and maintained. Its by-product is also odour free, pathogen free and full of nutrients, perfect for organic farming. ECOLOO can be installed indoor and outdoor as a stand-alone, decentralized, sustainable solution with no digging or septic tank required, just plug and use! 

ECOLOO does not require water for flushing but water can still be used for hygiene or cleaning purpose. By using ECOLOO, one can save gallons of clean water from being flushed into septic tank or sewage treatment plant and millions to billions of Dollars from being spent on sewage treatment and sewage transportation.


Who will take these actions?

All stakeholders should take actions to achieve the goal, but government will play a major role in making it happen fast in cooperation with business, organisations and individuals.


Where will these actions be taken?

We need to take these action in developing countries and in those countries that lack access to adequate sanitation, facing water scarcity and water borne diseases due to contamination and pollution.

It is important to mention that open spaces, riverbanks, road and street side and the open field are some of the common places to defecate. It is also seen that the water sources are badly affected by both pit/ring and modern flush toilets. The sewage from the flush toilet has badly affected the fragile environment. These practices not only pollute the environment but also contaminate the land and water resources and all these will eventually affect the tourism industries around the world.

ECOLOO’s contributions to the society have been recognized as iconic and strategic by United Nations Foundation, UNIDO, UNDP, GEF, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mercy Mission, World CSR Congress Council in India, China Tourist Association & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among others. Below are the awards, citations and prizes received to date:

Top 10 Global Innovators & Solution Providers on Global Challenges at Solutions Summit 2016 (United Nations Foundation, USA).

'Best Public Sector Project' Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World 2017 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

Impact Driven Enterprise Accreditation (IDEA) 2017 by Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre ('MaGIC', Malaysia).

Not Impossible 2016 Award Health Care Category (Not Impossible LLC, USA).

Global CleanTech Innovation Program Sustainability Award 2016 (UNIDO, GEF & MIGHT, USA & Malaysia).

Mercy Mission Stewardship 2016 Award (Mercy Mission, Malaysia).

Toilet Technology Overseas Excellence 2016 Award (China National Tourism Association & Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, China).

50 Most Impactful Green Leaders 2016 (World CSR Congress, India).

Global CSR Excellence & Leadership 2015 Award (World CSR Congress, India).

Global Sustainability Leadership 2014 Award (World CSR Congress, India).


What are other key benefits?

Beside the great impact on environment, the society and especially the BoPs will be the key beneficiaries from the implementation of our sustainable solutions.

As per survey, a person living in an open defecation area, unknowingly consumes 10 gms of fecal content everyday. This is causing 80% of diseases like Dysentery, Typhoid, Polio, Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, Diarrhoea, Cysticercosis, Gastroenteritis, Ascariasis, Trachoma and others. One gram of human feces contains 10,000,000 Viruses, 1,000,000 Bacteria, 1,000 Parasite cysts, 100 Parasite eggs.

That’s why people are not able to come out of the poverty cycle!

To understand the above better kindly follow the following link:

http://www.ecoloogroup.com/images/Water_Sanitation_SDGs.jpeg


What are the proposal’s costs?

A single ECOLOO toilet cost between US$500 (indoor type), US$1300 (for schools with no superstructure) and upto US$2000 (for outdoor with superstructure). Our products are made of quality and strong material called FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic), a durable material that can last for decades.


Time line

ECOLOO's Award-Winning Sustainable Sanitation Solutions are based on the principle of Simplicity, Scalability, Environmental Responsibility and Economic Viability. 

Our production capacity and scale up (capacity building) can be achieved fast if the demand and support from government and financial institutations are there to assist us achieving our goals and we can replicate our production process in the countries of interest and assist them to be sustainable within 5-15 years.


Related proposals

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References

ECOLOO in the News: www.labroots.com/trending/technology/7362/world-toilet-day-meet-ecoloo

Biodiversity UNDP Project: www.jordantimes.com/news/local/project-aims-promote-biodiversity-conservation-tourism-sector

ECOLOO GROUP @ Solutions Summit, United Nations - New York: www.facebook.com/ecoloogroup/videos/1081622125290008/

Malaysian TV2 Interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op7Mg_y5PYU

Stromstad Testimonial: http://www.ecoloo.eu/pdf/Stromstad.pdf

EcotechTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7qX4ybdy-s