ECOLOO - An innovation that saves water and environment

2015 - 2017 • EcoLoo


Decentralized odourless sustainable waterless toilet technology


Millions of people are visiting the lost city at Petra and toilets which doesn't need any infrastructure (digging, piping, septic tank, treatment facility..etc), pollution, maintenance and water supply are very much needed and urgent. UNESCO has strict rules when it comes to what kinds of toilets that would be accepted in such areas. ECOLOO was the only solution that met those rules and we were awarded the first contract by end of 2015 to supply 10 units, and a similar contract by end of 2016.


Image: UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Dibbeen Forest Reserve, Wadi Rum Reserve and Petra Archaeological Park (PAP) in Jordan. Some units are installed on very high latitude (1200 and 2400 steps above the ground).

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The objective is to offer tourists decent toilets in Petra especially on the main trail extending from the Siq to the Treasury. That forms only 5% (13 square KM) of PAP’s total area which is around 264 square kilometers.

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Prior to the installation of our ECOLOO Toilets, Petra received a yellow card from UNESCO for being unsustainable where tourists had nowhere to go but open defecation polluting the environment badly. Flushing toilets were installed in few areas only.

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Imad Agi
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Zuraina Zaharin
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Composting, vermicomposting (solid waste), composting toilets Middle East & Nothern Africa Other funding source or unspecified Private sector, including social enterprises Specific to one or several countries Toilets or urinals (user interface)

EcoLoo AB

EcoLoo AB is a Swedish GREEN innovation company. We develop, build and market unique & patented innovations and environmental solutions. Our patent-pending toilet solution is sustainable, odor-free, maintenace-free, consumes no energy nor water. The end product is fertilizer.

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