The Scoop on Peepoo Bags

For areas like Kenya and Bangladesh that lack widespread toilet facilities (and, therefore, clean water and sanitation), the folks at Pee Poople will begin offering their biodegradable Peepoo bags, says TreeHugger. Here's how it works: the inner bag has a liner coated with urea that breaks down the bag's contents into ammonia and carbonate. In about 2-4 weeks, feces is safe to be used for fertilizer. The plastic bag biodegrates quickly and is currently made of 45 percent renewable materials (they plan to become 100 percent in the near future) For further details on how to use the bag that we won't get into, visit their web site.

-- Lisa Lombardi

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