November 19th 2018, the fifth annual World Toilet Day, is our most exciting to date. Over the past year we have been honoured to work with Laguna Water, a joint venture of Manila Water and the Laguna Provincial Government, on rolling out the Laguna Portable Toilet Solution (PTS), piloting a first-of-its-kind utility business model for providing non-sewered household toilets. Today, following a successful pilot, we are excited to announce that we will be supporting the Laguna PTS scale-up starting in 2019.
Loowatt supplies waterless flush toilets and sanitation solutions for global markets. We have been developing and testing whole value-chain sanitation hardware in the UK (public toilets) and Madagascar (household toilets) since 2013. We have been working with utilities in both countries since 2016. As of August 2018, our toilets have been used by over 100,000 customers and we have delivered 200 tonnes of fecal sludge to closed-loop treatment.
Both sewers and on-site sanitation systems face increasing challenges due to climate change, as highlighted by recent droughts and floods in global cities such as Cape Town and Jakarta. 29% of the world’s population is served by basic sanitation: Latrines and septic tanks where waste is untreated, spreading disease rampantly, especially in floods.
21st Century people - and toilet developers - need to mention menstruation.
Loowatt toilets have just landed at Arcadia Spectacular, a spectacle of cutting-edge engineering which marks the start of Loowatt's event season in 2018.
Loowatt’s Tech Team Leader, Fernanda Costa, shares her insights on eco-packaging.
Fernanda leads the development and design of Loowatt’s polymer toilet refills, processing and product usability and lifecycle. Fernanda has 13 years in design and commercial development of novel packaging systems and products for large consumer clients including TetraPak, McDonalds and Pret A Manger.
In early October, while pneumonic plague was spreading in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, the youth block of the city’s central prison encountered an untimely and potentially deadly situation.
"Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygienic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that's waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial revolution."
We were ecstatic to win the Green Supplier Award at this years’ Festival Supplier Awards. The awards ceremony is an annual chance for festival suppliers to connect and celebrate achievements in the industry, from bars to toilets, from sound systems to green initiatives
Loowatt is now serving 100 households in Madagascar.
We are providing safe, clean and comfortable toilets for the people of Antananarivo, and as part of that process we have introduced valuable business opportunities for the local community.