A fully circular toilet unit
After four tests arranged through Innofest, it only took Semilla Sanitation Hubs one year to get its circular toilet unit ready for market.
WhatA fully circular toilet unit for humanitarian purposes
By Semilla Sanitation Hubs, SIA
Living labEurosonic Noorderslag, DGTL, Into The Great Wide Open

In many parts of the world, clean drinking water, food, and sanitary facilities are not a given. Using space travel technology developed by the European Space Agency, the Semilla Sanitation Hub is now able to provide all three. After testing its urine filtration method at the 2018 edition of the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival, running a wastewater filtration test at DGTL and accelerating the process at the Into The Great Wide Open festival by teaming up with Nijhuis Industries, Semilla Sanitation ultimately completed the testing process at Eurosonic Noorderslag by also filtering blackwater. Semilla Sanitation is currently developing plans with Care Kenya to roll out the filtration technology in Kenya. The four pilots furthermore opened up a new market for Semilla Sanitation, as various festivals turned out to be open to making their sanitary facilities more sustainable. Over the past year, Semilla Sanitation’s CEO, Peter Scheer, also set up a water saving project in partnership with the organizers of the Zwarte Cross festival, reusing shower wastewater to flush the toilets.

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