It’s time to shine a brighter light on a sad and heartbreaking truth: each day people are dying because of a lack of basic sanitation solutions.
According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet, open defecation still exists for 10% of the population, and women and girls spend 266 million hours a day trying to find a safe and discrete place to go. The result? Hygiene-related diseases, like diarrhea, that account for 1 million deaths annually. This has to end.
The city of Philadelphia’s football team won the big game for the first time ever and its long-suffering fan base celebrated the victory in kind. In February, the city held a massive parade for its football team, a turnout that some estimated teetered over 700,000 people (a spokesman for the City of Philadelphia did not have an official tally). With this great turnout came its inevitable byproduct: trash. Lots of trash.
SATO’s new V-Trap Connection System going for $10 or less in India, helping to reduce open defecation
TOKYO, November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - LIXIL Group Corporation (“LIXIL Group”), a global leader in the housing and building industry, is marking World Toilet Day (November 19) with the roll-out in multiple states in India of its new series of innovative SATO products. SATO is a first-of-its-kind line of innovative toilet and sanitation products designed to bring improved sanitation and comfort to rural and peri-urban communities around the world.
Each month, fifth grade students at Potter's Hand Christian School in San Angelo, Texas choose to be a blessing to someone in the community or organize a mission project. This month, they chose to send care packages to Republic Services drivers, filled with goodies, handwritten notes and bibles for each driver. As a "thank you," the drivers paid a visit to the school, letting students sit inside the trucks and answering questions.
Score makes Koningsdam the sixth ship in the fleet to earn 100 in 2016
SEATTLE, January 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam earned a perfect score of 100 on its first routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ship launched in April 2016 in Europe and made its maiden visit to the United States in November.
Koningsdam’s first unannounced U.S.P.H. inspection was held Dec. 20, 2016, during a call at San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the middle of a 10-day Caribbean cruise.
September 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), the world’s first business-led accelerator for market-based sanitation solutions, has appointed Mauricio Troncoso of Kimberly-Clark Corporation as chairman, and has named 3 new board members and one new non-executive director. Mr. Troncoso has been elected by the TBC board for a two-year term commencing 1 September, 2016.
August is National Water Quality Month in the United States, and Yum! Brands is taking time to reflect on the role of restaurants in preserving and promoting water quality.
As stories regarding water supplies in Flint, Michigan and California’s Central Valley appear more frequently, non-profit organizations and government agencies work to address disparities in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) that affect populations’ public health and food security. Businesses contribute to these efforts, too.