Today Site Equip is celebrating World Toilet Day 2019, a day which is celebrated internationally to recognise and tackle the sanitation crisis across the globe.
Having access to a toilet is a basic human right which can often be taken for granted. We are fortunate enough as a country to have access to clean toilets, both publicly and in the privacy of our own homes, however over 50% of the worlds population do not have such privilege. An astounding 4.2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation which is why we need to take action and tackle this global crisis.
World Toilet Day 2019 was established by the World Toilet Organisation in 2001 and is celebrated on 19th November each year. The aim of World Toilet Day is to help raise awareness and inspire us to take action to help achieve sustainable sanitation to all countries by 2030, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goal 6
The purpose of Sustainable Development Goal 6 is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The SDG 6 initiative was established by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – 17 sustainable development goals which recognise and aim to tackle poverty, climate change, global preservation, inequality and much, much more.
SDG 6 is specifically about delivering safe water & sustainable sanitation and hygiene services across all countries – developed and developing – by 2030. The goal is to spread awareness and open our eyes to the poverty of which half of humanity endure.
What are Site Equip doing to help?
Here at Site Equip we are increasingly conscious of our water usage and the impact we have on the environment. We have developed a solution that not only uses significantly less water and paper usage, but can also recycle water!
Our vacuum toilet pods are designed to recycle water from our shower trailers when at large events. The grey water waste from a shower trailer can be pumped into the vacuum toilet pods therefore reducing the need for fresh water. The 3 bay and 6 bay toilet pods have also been designed to reduce water consumption by requiring only 0.5L of water per flush compared to 6-9L in a conventional toilet. By reducing water consumption, we are taking a step forward to being as economically friendly as possible, and encourage other companies to do the same until it becomes standard practice!
We can deliver water refills to sites across the South of England to increase welfare facilities, enabling all workers to have access to clean water to increase sanitation and decreasing contamination. We can supply up to 400 gallons in one load of water.