Urban Sanitation Solutions
PSI and Dow worked together to support urban sanitation models for Ethiopia. Specifically, a team of talented Dow employees provided pro-bono support through the company’s Dow Sustainability Corp / Leadership in Action programs by lending their expertise in business modeling and produce design to assist PSI in creating a viable franchise for pay-for-use toilets. Together, we also explored income opportunities for the collection, treatment and reuse of liquid waste. With Dow’s guidance, PSI investigated the economics of sanitation in urban areas and the potential market for waste byproducts such as fertilizer. Through collaboration, PSI and Dow worked to identify the path forward to help solve some of the urban sanitation challenges in Ethiopia and elsewhere.