Nascent Composting Toilets

Nascent is working to pioneer a composting toilet model in Africa to serve as a sanitary and environmentally friendly alternative to the pit toilets and septic systems widely used in poor areas

Our Approach

Our toilet model will seek to address the many challenges presented by the toilets in wide use by Africa’s poor today:

Pit toilets have many sanitary challenges with flooding, groundwater contamination and uncleanliness which our compost toilet model does not.

Our model creates usable manure which can be disposed of in non-agricultural settings such as forests or fields. Our toilet manure can also be used for agriculture after further heat processing.

Our lightweight airy toilet is easy to construct locally from commonly available materials and provides an aesthetic good smelling alternative to the bad smelling unaesthetic toilets currently in wide use.