Bringing Sanitation to Nairobi’s Slums

In slums around the world, the lack of proper sewerage and lavatory facilities means that human waste is often left on the street to contaminate local water supplies. A simple biodegradable bag – developed in Sweden – is seen as a possible answer and is being trialled on the streets of Nairobi’s biggest slum. Photo Credit: khym54 via Flickr.

Cleaning Up Nairobi's Slums When Nature Calls
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Warren Webber
Warren Webber3 years ago

Live long and prosper

Michael C.
Michael C5 years ago

We, at EcoSansRes, Ecological Sanitation Research have long been involved with the slums of Nairobi.

An odd fact, the original siting of the then-town of Nairobi was such to avoid a malaria outbreak...
Thanks Global Climate Change (GCC), all bets are off.

Air Bender
Air Bender5 years ago

Ewww, they need some serious help.

Janice W.
Janice Ward5 years ago

I visited the slums of Nairobi in 2007. One never forgets those scenes. I am glad something is being done for these extremely poor people, just to have a little dignity. Janice

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

Thanks. Now if we could just clean up all our CRAP in the USA!

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M5 years ago

This is such a great idea that is simple and probably not too expensive to make, and helps to ward off disease, and keep children healthy., thank you Sweden for developing this biodegradable bag!

Thanks for this video Chris. Gave me more insight into how big a problem this is!

Regina P.
Regina P5 years ago

Such a wonderful idea & thanks to those helping to make the world a better place to live in

Diane Piecara
Diane Piecara5 years ago

These bags are already helping the children stay healthy. It is wonderful. Thank you, Sweden.

Aditya Narayan
Aditya n5 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

Thanks and I hope it works.