Focus: dealing with biomass that may be or have potential to become hazardous
Case study: 1) container based sanitation (CBS) and 2) urine beneficiation, catering to the sanitation service delivery to higher LSM markets in South Africa.Continue reading “Workshop: Distributed business models for the bioeconomy”
This post has been in draft for ages, but we got the research money to start the project and already a partner or two lined up, so it’s become urgent 🙂
I’m renting my house out on airbnb, to give me more flexibility in travel (listing here, if you’re keen) and need to think about upgrading some things. One of those is a washing machine, do I get one? Continue reading “When doing the right thing is economically difficult – washing machine”
Comparison of incinerating toilets
When I started the dry toilet journey I was only aware of one incinerating toilet brand. Separett was synonymous with ‘the creme de la creme of dry toilets’ – incinerating or otherwise. After visiting Mikael and his team I think my loyalty to Separett is rock solid, but it turns out there are other incinerating toilet companies out there. I have a Separett Villa 9000 to test out, but I think the designs need to change a lot for large scale urban use – read on.
Separett asked me to write a piece for them, but didn’t think this first draft was appropriate for what they intended. I like it, so here it is. (The second draft was even better 🙂 )
It’s confusing, isn’t it? They are mostly political terms, so the exact definitions are probably non-existent, but let’s settle for vague. I do think they’re different and important to distinguish, so here’s my stab at explaining what the differences are between bio-, green and the circular economy, and then I throw in water sensitive design as a bonus. Oh, and distributed. That’s what all of these have in common. This is just my opinion, of course.
Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF)
UnSchool’s Creative Change Makers session
I’m participating in the DIF, in the unschool session number 3 . The DIF is an online platform that aims to inspire action towards a circular economy, with a focus on Cities in Transition (etc). This is a result of a previous session I gave to the Unschool crowd in Cape Town, presentation at this post. #thinkdif
The past two weeks have been busy in the best way, but it means I’m behind on writing how it all fits together.
I attended a Sludge to Resource workshop in Durban, 23 – 24 October 2018. My write-up is available here (word doc) and I hope to pull some highlights into the post itself in due course. Some info, with some schedule changes: http://wisa.org.za/event/sludge-to-resource-symposium/
My presentation here (pdf, 3MB)