Ekolet has sold eco-toilets worldwide since 1995 via its multilingual web shop. Therefore, Ekolet toilets exist in many countries and in all continents, except Antarctica. Few years ago, Ekolet developed a new, inexpensive eco-toilet “Happy-Loo”, which is especially suitable for rural areas and emerging countries. With this patented toilet Ekolet wants to bring a convenient and sustainable solution to the huge sanitation problems worldwide.
Two Happy-Loo toilets have been installed to Nairobi Arboratum for public use. The toilets have been in use since April 2017 and over 350 users were interviewed during the first months. The feedback has been very good and people as well as the owner of the Arboratum, Kenya Forest Service (KFS), have been very pleased. Please see the KFS testimonial. The final report of the toilet demonstration was received in the beginning of 2018 with good results. This demonstration is the important first step to convince local authorities on the benefits and usability of composting eco-toilets. The work continues and much more installations are still needed to make local people accustomed to them and to achieve the wide benefits and increased wellbeing.
In China, Ekolet Happy-Loo demonstration project has been divided into three locations to test the use in different environments.
In Tibet, a sanitation container with six toilets, was installed in September 2017. Three of the toilets are seat type of toilets and three are squat type of toilets. The first feedback has been very positive and the more concrete user feedback will be received during 2018. The testing continues 2019-2020 to optimize the product for local needs.
Kunshan City. Two Happy-Loo toilets have been installed in a public national park, close to Kunshan City (about 100 km from Shanghai). One toilet for men and one toilet for woman. The demonstration has just started and the user feedback is expected to be received during 2018 and 2019.
Beijing. One Happy-Loo toilet has been installed in Beijing as an indoor toilet to demonstrate the inside usability for environmental friendly low-cost housing projects. The feedback so far has been very good and the final user feedback is expected to be received in the beginning of 2018. Next step will be actual testing in some housing project during 2018-19.
Three Ekolet Happy-Loo toilets have been sent to Mexico and the installations start in the beginning of 2018. The actual demonstration and use of the toilets will happen during 2018-19.
Two Ekolet Happy-Loo toilets have been sent to Ghana and the installations have been started on July 2018. The actual demonstration and use of the toilets will happen during 2018-19.
Nine Ekolet Happy-Loo toilets have been installed to safari accommodation near Lake Manyara National Park. Because of the local problems, the safari accommodation has not been built ready and the toilets have not been taken into use. The project is on hold for the time being.
Two Ekolet Happy-Loo toilets have been installed to local village in Bihar, India. Because of the cultural and land use problems, the toilets have not been taken into use and the demonstration is on hold for the time being.