Duraplast Ghana LTD
The Digni-Loo was developed to diminish the issues with traditional latrines such as slab cracking, cleaning challenges, and affordability.
The Digni-Loo is made up of a plastic slab, ventilation pipe, and drum/plastic lining. The Digni-Loo is design to require limited construction materials and cost 80% less than traditional latrines. The Digni-Loo was developed to diminish the issues with traditional latrines such as slab cracking, cleaning challenges and affordability.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Ghanaian communities or households lacking access to sanitation services, primarily in rural areas but could also be utilized in urban settings.
Durable and reusable plastic latrine slab manufactured by Duraplast in Ghana.
The Digni-loo is distributed from Multiple Field Offices: Accra (Main), Accra (Annex), Takoradi, Kumasi. There are three purchase schemes. Customers who can afford to pay full price, customers who need access to credit and customers that will require full subsidy.
9,000 have been distributed of 20,000 purchased by the Ghanaian Government
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The Digni-Loo is a molded plastic latrine floor slab. The slab is designed to fit over new or existing latrine pits. The Digni-Loo provides an affordable, durable, and reusable plastic latrine slab, which is visually appealing and easy to install and maintain. Once the pit is full of the Digni-Loo can be removed and placed on an empty pit. The weight of the slab is 15 kg with overall dimensions of 120 cm x 99 cm x 59 cm. The Digni-Loo can be use with any soil type.
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This product was designed to reduce issues around traditional latrine maintenance and construction such as slab cracking, cleaning challenges, and affordability.
The Digni-Loo was submitted to the Technical Assessment Framework carried out by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and tested by the Ghana Standards Authority.
There are no known safety issues with this product at this time.
Additional vent pipe and latrine sleeve can be added to the slab.
Doe, B., Aboagye, P.D., 2020, “The place of subsidy: affordable sanitation service delivery in slums of Kumasi, Ghana“, GeoJournal.
White, Z., Boot, N.L., 2018, “The evolution of rural sanitation approaches in Ghana“, Loughborough University, Conference contribution.
Approved by Ghana Standards Authority.
The Digni-Loo underwent static load testing and passed a 160 kg load test.
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