SAFE Toilets

Sustainable Sanitation for a Net Zero Future

As nations progress towards net zero infrastructure, sustainable sanitation emerges as a crucial piece of the puzzle. Based on the model of “Recover, Reuse and Recycle”, BOOTES offers SAFE (Sustainable Affordable Flexible Ecological) Toilets in partnership with ECOLOO – an innovative bio-sanitization solution that transforms waste to resource.

Aligned with Swachh Bharat Mission goals of safe, environment-friendly toilets for all, SAFE Toilets provide decentralized, on-site sanitation. The zero-discharge systemconsumes no water or electricity and requires minimum maintenance whilegenerating income opportunities through production of organic fertilizers.

Sanitization Process

The aesthetically designed  ECOLOO units receive solid and liquid waste which undergoes a biological sanitization. Within 24 hours, pathogens are eliminated to create safe, odorless humanure. The byproduct is then moved to a solar greenhouse where heat and airflow reduce moisture creating a nutrient-rich fertilizer. A range of fertilizer products cater to community gardens, urban landscaping, organic farming etc.

Core Benefits

Explore the perquisites and benefits brought forth by SAFE Toilets.

Delve into the multitude of advantages and benefits that SAFE Toilets offer, from water conservation to waste reduction, contamination mitigation, versatile design solutions, and alignment with global sustainability goals. Discover how SAFE Toilets revolutionize sanitation practices while promoting environmental stewardship and community well-being.

100% waterless operation, saving over 150,000liters per toilet/year

Production of over 500 kg fertilizer yearly preventing landfill waste

Elimination of sewer lines lowering contamination risks

Adaptive designs from luxury to disaster relief scenarios

Aligns with Swachh Bharat and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Sanitation

Towards Sustainable Sanitation

With looming water scarcity and overwhelmed sewage infrastructure, decentralized sustainable sanitation is the need of the hour. As a leading net zero solution provider, BOOTES partners with ECOLOO to drive access, awareness and adoption of bio-sanitization toilets – flushing away old notions of waste for a sustainable tomorrow.

Decentralized Waste Management Systems

SAFE Toilets operate as decentralized, off-grid sanitation systems that can sustainably manage human waste without reliance on large-scale infrastructure. The closed loop biological process eliminates the need for sewer lines and treatment plants that are expensive, energy-intensive and prone to contamination risks. SAFE Toilets provide onsite, eco-friendly waste solutions right where the waste is generated.

Circular Bio-Economy Approach

The waste-to-resource circular approach transforms sanitation from a cost and resource drain to a generator of value. Rather than consuming huge amounts of water and electricity while discharging contaminated effluents, SAFE Toilets allow productive utilization of waste. Pathogen-free organic fertilizers cater to farming and landscaping needs, substituting carbon- intensive chemical fertilizers. The bio-sanitization process exemplifies principles of circular economy and sustainable resource management.

Innovation Partnerships for Sustainable Sanitation

As a leading net zero solution provider, BOOTES actively collaborates with communities, municipalities, non-profits and social enterprises to expand access to sustainable decentralized sanitation. We welcome partnerships with organizations that share our vision of ecological waste management. Collaborative innovation that tackles real world challenges is key to scaling adoption of technologies like SAFE Toilets.

SAFE Toilets for Healthcare and Emergency Settings

Lack of proper sanitation exacerbates health risks and disease transmission, especially in healthcare facilities and emergency shelters. SAFE Toilets offer a compact, self-contained bio sanitization solution suited for such vulnerable situations. By ensuring dignified, hygienic sanitation along with complete onsite waste treatment, SAFE Toilets protect well-being while upholding environmental sustainability.

Carbon-Negative Sanitation

SAFE Toilets offer a carbon-negative sanitation solution that reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional sewage management. By one estimate, over 60 million tons of methane and nitrous oxide is released annually from domestic wastewater in India alone. SAFE Toilets eliminate this massive carbon footprint through onsite biological treatment without electricity or transportation requirements. Each toilet unit can potentially offset 1 ton of CO2e year through avoided emissions and carbon sequestration in fertilized soil. The carbon-negative attribute aligns SAFE Toilets strongly with global climate action goals.

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The interlinked challenges in water, energy and food security require integrated solutions. SAFE Toilets positively impact all three spheres by recycling water, eliminating electricity needs and generating natural fertilizer as an agricultural input. Compared to current practices, a single SAFE Toilet unit can save over 150,000 liters of freshwater annually while producing 500kg of fertilizer. The system encapsulates the circular bio-economy vision for optimal resource utilization across key human needs. SAFE Toilets thus lead the way on closing loops within the water-energy-food nexus space.

Livelihood Generation Opportunities

The decentralized circular model allows creation of local livelihood opportunities in production, marketing and distribution of pathogen-free fertilizers from SAFE Toilets. As utilization of organic fertilizers see strong growth from governments promoting natural farming, sustainable sanitation can boost incomes especially for women and marginalized communities. BOOTES partners with NGOs, SHGs and entrepreneurs to help set up location-specific fertilizer supply chains integrated with bio-toilets. Valuable bio-resources augment farming yields and household earnings simultaneously – showcasing the power of appropriate technologies.

Bootes Impact

Jhansi Library

On track to become India’s first Net Zero library, the project integrated 100% safe sanitation. Efficient greywater system maximizes water savings while generating value from waste.

Aligns with

SDG 6, SDG 11 and SDG 13 by using integrated and energy efficient systems for water security and sustainable sanitation patterns.

Water Conservation

  • Low-maintenance landscape design.
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures.
  • Condensate water recovery and reuse systems installed.
  • Rainwater harvesting pits and drainage integration to recharge groundwater
  • WTP is employed for treating municipal and borehole water. As a result, we achieved optimal pH values for all services.
  • Furthermore, we integrated an air-to-water machine into our system.

Safe Sanitation

  • On-site sewage treatment plant (STP) with tertiary treatment ensures. pathogen removal and water recovery.
  • Recycled greywater available gardening.
  • Decentralized approach minimizes infrastructure and contamination risks.

Geeta Museum, Kurukshetra

The net zero museum reduced its water demand by 85% while converting all organic waste to onsite fertilizer production.

Aligns with

SDG 6, SDG 11 and SDG 12 by enabling sustainable water usage and waste conversion patterns for a public infrastructure.

Water Conservation

  • Drought tolerant native trees and xeriscaping lower landscape water needs.
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures restrict indoor usage.

Safe Sanitation

  • Waterless, zero-discharge ECOLOO bio-toilets saving water and avoiding sewage disposal.
  • Producing pathogen-free organic fertilizer produced yearly from human waste onsite.