An ecological approach to low cost sanitation provision in Malawi and Mozambique

Morgan, P. (2005)

Published in: 2005

Publisher:
Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Author:
Morgan, P.

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This field note describes pioneering work being carried out in Malawi and Mozambique with a new generation of low cost pit toilets. The pits are shallow, rarely more than 1.5 metres deep. The pits fill up, not with raw excreta alone but with a mix of ingredients which includes excreta, soil, wood ash and sometimes leaves. Garbage is not added. With such a mix the pit contents change into valuable compost relatively quickly. This simple transformation in design and use can have far reaching effects.

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Morgan, P. (2005). An ecological approach to low cost sanitation provision in Malawi and Mozambique. Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

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Composting, vermicomposting (solid waste), composting toilets English Peri-urban Practitioners Sub-Saharan Africa Urban (entire city)

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