Monday, 20 June 2022

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go,

but what if there are no public toilets near by?

as 30-year-old Yoshinori Kokenawa found out while volunteering in the city of Nagano which had been divested by Typhoon Hagibis, one of the first things he noticed was the long lines of people waiting in front of conventional portable toilets,

“Even though people were working as fast as they could to get the area back on its feet, they had to line up 30 minutes or more every time they used the bathroom,” Kokenawa recalled. “I wanted to do something about this.”,

in December of 2020, Kokenawa’s company launched the Pocketoilet, a tiny portable toilet that can be used virtually anywhere. It consists of a bag made of special, durable fibers and a packet of coagulant. The bag can be affixed to a toilet seat or even a trash can, and tests by the company have found that almost no odor emanates from one of the bags when left indoors with feces inside it for a week, “They can fit even in a woman’s makeup bag, so we hope people will carry them with ease,” Kokenawa said, adding that his company has so far sold about 50,000 Pocketoilets and also donated 6,000 to war-torn Ukraine, I guess this product wins the prize for the smallest portable toilet in the world!

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