World Toilet Day

Today, on November 19, is World Toilet Day, declared by the World Toilet Organization – who would have thought something like that exists?

But there’s a meaning to it, befauce over 2.6 billion people don’t have toilets at all – and for many more, the situation isn’t much better. Which isn’t all too good for people’s health, much too often there’s bad hygiene, and the excrements are discharged directly into the environment.

Wikipedia:

The United Nations claim that more than 5 million children die every year from sanitation related diseases such as diarrhoea. More than a billion people without sanitary facilities relieve themselves on streets and in rivers, heavily polluting the water. The most important source of water contamination in developing countries is due to the lack of adequate sanitation facilities. Although public toilets are available in most countries, most of them are poorly maintained.

The WTO envisages clean, safe, affordable, ecologically sound and sustainable sanitation. It aims to advocate sustainable toilet systems through capacity building and public education, and by implementing real time projects.

(via kultpavillon via BloggerAmt)

5 Comments

  1. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :P :P :P :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

    • Welcher Schwachmat kommt schon auf die Idee, dass es einen Welt-
      Toilettentag geben muss. Da gäbe es doch sicher Tage die erwähnenswerter wären. Traurig, dass dieser Tag nun für alle Ewigkeit besteht und das noch in einer ohnehin so traurigen Jahreszeit. Die Kinder, die an dem Tag zur Welt kommen sollten sich gleich umbringen :cry: : Welt-Toilettentag – zwischen Volkstrauertag und Totensonntag – Sternzeichen Skorpion ! Was denn noch?!!! :nono:

      • c

        Immer noch um Größenordnungen intelligenter, als den Leuten “sollten sich gleich umbringen” zu raten. (Oder irgendwas auf Astrologie zu geben.)

  2. ich habe an diesem tag geburtstag warum

    • c

      Seinen Geburtstag kann man sich halt schlecht aussuchen, und zufälligerweise kann der halt auf so einen Tag fallen…

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