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Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Fresh Life Toilets (FLTs) are operated by Fresh Life Operators – local residents who purchase and operate the hygienic sanitation facilities. As franchise partners, the operators receive FLT, training, access to financing, ongoing operational and marketing support, and the daily waste collection service. Interested Fresh Life Operators can obtain the Fresh Life Waste Management service directly from Sanergy by contacting the Communications Team.
Distributions to Date Status
Sanergy has 732 active Fresh Life Toilets in informal settlements (8/7/2016)
Time until emptying
Daily collection frequency
Fresh Life Toilets (FLTs) are operated by Fresh Life Operators – local residents who purchase and operate the hygienic sanitation facilities. As franchise partners, the operators receive FLT, training, access to financing, ongoing operational and marketing support, and the daily waste collection service. The Sanergy Fresh Life Frontline collect the waste on a daily basis from FLTs. The Fresh Life Frontline is trained and properly equipped to remove the filled cartridges and replace them with clean empty cartridges. The waste is safely removed from the community by wheelbarrow, handcarts, and/or truck. The wheelbarrows and handcarts ensure that FLTs can be installed deep in informal settlements where there are only narrow, unpaved roads as access points. Collected waste is processed at a centralized facility into useful end-products such as organic fertilizer, insect-based animal feed, and renewable energy. To produce the fertilizer, Sanergy co-composts the waste with sawdust, other carbon sources and effective micro-organisms, which eliminates pathogens. Then, they let the compost mature in windrows. Once ready, they test every batch of fertilizer by third parties to ensure compliance with World Health Organization standards. To produce the insect-based animal feed, Sanergy uses a colony of Black Solider Flies, whose larvae consume organic waste, removing the pathogens and converting the waste into protein. Boiled and sun-dried to eliminate any pathogens, the larvae make a sustainably produced, nutrient-rich protein input for animal feed. Sanergy is investigating ways to re-use the urine and capture the biogas released by the waste. 100% of the waste is safely treated.
Sanergy employees replace soiled containers daily with clean, empty containers.
Waste management service is renewed anually
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
100% of the waste is safely treated
Vetted Performance Status
Handling human waste can spread disease, waste is safely collected and removed by Sanergy employees daily
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Auerbach, D. (2016) Sustainable Sanitation Provision in Urban Slums – The Sanergy Case Study
London, T.; and Esper, E. (2014) Assessing poverty-alleviation outcomes of an enterprise-led approach to sanitation
Compliance with regulations
According to the website, the cartridges are removed to Sanergy's waste management center and solid waste is treated in accordance with WHO, industry, and Kenyan government standards. Fertilizer is tested by third parties to ensure compliance with World Health Organization standards. Third party testing organization and testing methods not specified.
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