Fertilize the Land with Your Waste

Quite literally, an architect and professor in Stockholm Anders Wilhelmson has introduced the mobile disposable toilet in a bag.

The creatively named Peepoo is a disposable bag that can be used to collect faeces and urine which is then broken down by urea crystals – rendering waste into fertilizer.

Potentially useful in toilet-deficient neighbourhoods, I would suggest branching out to the camping market as well – since it may now be possible for campers to avoid the complicated task of digging a deep hole for a toilet, and instead dig a shallower hole just to bury the Peepoo.

Further details available here.

Opinion vs Facts: How Green is a Company

NewScientist recently conducted a study on the perception of a company’s environmental commitment versus the reality in the field. The results show a huge difference in terms of how the public perceives the greenness of a company as surveyed by Earthcost; versus the company’s true environmental impact as conducted by Trucost.

The link can be found here.

Reported on Collected Plastic Bottles from Kampung AB 2

This is the concluding report to the plastic bottle collection carried out on the 1st of March 2010 led by Pang See Min.

Collection on the 1st of March

Blocks Girl’s Boy’s
A 141 125
B 228 170
C 158 104
D 186 0
E 234 31
F 215 120
G 136 94
H 41 102
Total 1339 746

The sum of collected plastic bottles = 1339 + 746 =2085

On 5 March 2010, we had sold all the plastic bottles (1st and 2nd collection). Total weight collected was 167kg, and we were able to raise RM 33.40 from the collection.

Total units of plastic bottles Weight, kg Price quotation, per kg Total price, RM
2480
2085
4565 167 RM 0.20 33.40

Reported on Collected Plastic Bottles from Kampung AB

On the 22nd of January 2010, we had placed all collection boxes on every floor in Kampung AB. After 16 days, which was the 8th of February 2010, we collected all the plastic bottles students had dropped into the collection boxes and below are the results in number of units.

Blocks Girl’s Boy’s

A

191
B 245
C 199
D 219
E 211

F

176

G

237

H 123
Total 1601 879

The sum of collected plastic bottles = 1601+879=2480

In our 4 day survey of types of trash thrown out by students which was conducted last semester, the total number of plastic bottles that we had collected was 608 units. A 16 day estimation would be 2432 units of collected plastic bottles and we are glad to say we have collected 2480 units of all.

In others words the amount is higher than we had assumed. Keep it up (Editor: I think this is meant as an encouragement to the team for successfully collecting perhaps all recyclable plastic bottles, not for generating that much trash).