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The business of waste

Eight million people in urban Kenya do not have access to a simple, hygienic latrine, and instead are forced to either use a pit latrine with hundreds of other people or employ the “flying toilet” tactic—which entails relieving oneself in a plastic bag and throwing it in the street. Both methods result in unsanitary conditions, pollution and contaminated waterways. Across the globe, these conditions are affecting those in underdeveloped countries, including the lives of an estimated 2.6 billion people who lack even a basic toilet structure, according to a July 2012 Good Business article. But those numbers are going down, one toilet at a time. [authors abstract]

TitleThe business of waste
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBluth, K
Secondary TitleUSAID Frontlines
VolumeSept - Oct 2012
Pagination1 p.; 5 photographs
Date Published2012-09-01
PublisherUSAID
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, kenya, urban areas, urban communities, waste management
Abstract

Eight million people in urban Kenya do not have access to a simple, hygienic latrine, and instead are forced to either use a pit latrine with hundreds of other people or employ the “flying toilet” tactic—which entails relieving oneself in a plastic bag and throwing it in the street. Both methods result in unsanitary conditions, pollution and contaminated waterways. Across the globe, these conditions are affecting those in underdeveloped countries, including the lives of an estimated 2.6 billion people who lack even a basic toilet structure, according to a July 2012 Good Business article. But those numbers are going down, one toilet at a time. [authors abstract]

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