ECO-RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC TOILETS
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At Sanisphere, we are convinced that the waste produced by our bodies can be treated in other ways than with drinking water, while allowing everyone to have access to a quality sanitary service. Modestly, on our small scale today, we are thus actors at the service of one of the major global environmental issues of this century, which will have to be solved sooner or later. And the sooner the better for our planet!
We offer an eco-responsible alternative to conventional public toilets with solutions that are now widely tested, easy to operate and pleasant to use. Our systems have the particularity of operating without water, electricity, networks and chemicals. Our products are modern, robust, and tend to democratize and uncomplex the use of so-called “dry” toilets which still have a bad image today. Sanisphere also has the ambition to massively extend the scope of its technology in the years to come (individuals, buildings, rental, etc).
The company, founded in 1991, now has about 20 employees, more than 800 installations, 200 of which have been completed in the last 2 years, for a turnover that has grown steadily over the last 5 years with 2.3 million euros achieved in 2019.
The Sanisphere toilet cubicles are sober, modern, sleek and adapted to the accessibility standards for people with disabilities. They are designed to stay clean, and to be cleaned with plenty of water.
Without the addition of sawdust, they have been designed for use similar to water toilets. A simple signage, based on pictograms, makes it possible to understand in an instant how it works. Our buildings are often located on sites that are isolated from any network; in this sense, we provide users in each cabin with an antibacterial gel dispenser to ensure hygiene of the seat and hands, and two paper dispensers to ensure a permanent supply.
Regardless of the type of toilet we use on a daily basis, there are two main nuisances that make them unpleasant to use: the sight of dirt and foul odours.
We have removed these thanks to two principles:
- The low-level lighting in the cabin that keeps the downspout and the conveyor belt in the shade by backlighting ;
- The permanent ventilation of the cabin is achieved by sucking air through the bowl.
Comfort is even improved compared to water toilets because there is no smell during use, or even during large flows of use: you don’t smell what the person who came before you has left!
How much does it cost?
In recent years, the range of toilets offered by Sanisphere has considerably expanded. It can meet all budgets. We define your project together to determine which model will be the best adapted to your expectations.
The operating cost is almost zero! Only one intervention per year in the technical room is necessary. Its emptying is rarely or never done (R&D : about the eternal toilet). The toilets work without water or electricity. This considerably reduces the “failure” factor. The bowl never clogs. Lastly, the system is insensitive to frost.
The Sanisphere toilets installed to date contribute to save 12,600,000 litres of drinking water per year. It is the equivalent of 4,200 Olympic swimming pools.
Flushing represents on average 30% of a family’s water consumption in France.
A European uses an average of 13 kilos of toilet paper per year.
Worldwide, 200 million tons of human excrement end up in rivers every year and pollute them.
Nowadays, 2.4 billion people still live without sanitary facilities.