World Toilet Day 2017 – where does the poop go?

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This World Toilet Day on 19 November 2017 is focusing on wastewater.
Did you know that 4.5 billion people or 60% of the world population don’t have a toilet at home or it is not safe?Squat toilet in Northern Thailand
So, where does everyone poop and where does the poop go?
Often it goes into the environment, the soil, the water, the rivers, the forests – you name it – and is a source of disease. It undermines progress in overall health and child survival in the world.Where does our poo go drawing
All men are created equal and the call of nature is the same for everyone.

However, how bodily waste is contained, transported, treated and disposed of or reused is very different in different parts of the world and communitities.Dirty toilets
The 6th UN Sustainable Development Goal aims to reach everyone with sanitation by 2030 and has the objective to halve the untreated wastewater ratio. The goal further states that safe water use will be increased and treated water shall be safe to reuse.
To achieve that, we all need to help.Where does our poo go drawing
Currently, still, 80% of the generated wastewater flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. 869 million people still practice open defecation.

On this World Toilet Day all around the world, people are raising awareness of this very issue. So that in the future more poop will be handled safely and more people will have a chance to use a proper toilet.World Toilet Day poster - use toilets

Join us on 19 November 2017 for World Toilet Day and share the message around the world.

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