CASE STUDY

HELPING THE ISLAND OF RAMBUTSO IN PNG

Most of us, when we think about the ocean, palm trees and sandy beaches, we think of an idyllic holiday spot. Swimming into crystal clear water and diving under the waves can bring a relaxing sense of calm and quietness to the mind.

PROJECT

Help the villages of Rambutso to install their first community composting toilets

PRODUCT

Clivus Multrum CM 20

LOCATION

The island of Rambutso, Papua New Guinea

Challenge

Whilst the inhabitants of the tiny island of Rambutso in Papua New Guinea certainly look like they live in an island paradise, the fact they didn’t have a working toilet on the island meant their bathrooms were simply rooms built over the shore. This meant all the inhabitants went to the toilet directly into the ocean which was having health implications and causing obvious issues with the sanitation of the water they lived so closely to.

Women and children had to walk a quite a distance to go to the toilet and privacy was also an issue, so you can imagine the relief when a solution was found.

Our Solution

Working with Friends of Rambutso, Clivus Multrum have helped the villages of Rambutso to install their first community composting toilets. This means that men, women and children will have a healthier standard of sanitation and also a usable compost after a few months of use.

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