Peepoo Collection System

Anders Wilhelmson, Peepoople 

The Peepoo Collection System is a waste-management service for urban sanitation.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Peepoo collection system is an enterprise based solution ideally serving 20,000+ users. The enterprise is an operating at a drop-point staffed by service operators that collect used Peepoos in the local community or immediate neighborhood. A refund is paid for each used Peepoo that is delivered. The Peepoos are collected and transported daily to a temporary storage area where they are safely kept and processed into usable fertilizer and sold to farmers.

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Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Any low income areas in the developing world with difficulty supplying their inhabitants with hygienic sanitation.Interview withrepresentative Peepoople collection services are currently available in Kibera, Kenya.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Peepoople Kenya (a registered NGO in Kenya) is piloting the collection services in Kibera Kenya under the Pee Poople project. The pilot that began in 2010 in partnership with the Chief, Chairman, and Elders of the Silanga Village in Kibera and has been financed by Swedish Vinnova and Dutch Simavi funds for the first three years.Interview with representative

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The Pee Poople project currently employs 5 service operators (collectors) at a salary of Sh1,500/month (~$14.30 USD). Collectors also receive a shilling (~$0.01 USD) per collected Peepoo bag. The total staffing investment for the year is ~$900.00 USD along infrastructure costs.

The Pee Poople project is evaluating the willingness-to-pay of users in the targeted areas. Peepoople predicts a need for price support of its Peepoo solution until 2020 in the Kibera project. The size of the subsidy depends on a variety of factors such as the development of the cost of the bioplastic raw material and artificial fertilizers. In the long term, the plan is that Peepoo shall be affordable for consumers directly, and the Peepoo system will be self-sustainable without subsidy.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Urban slum dwellers who are suffering from the lack of sanitation and those displaced during emergencies without access to safe sanitation.

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