AKYAS Full Name:Bara Wahbeh Message:Single use toilet bag with a sanitation kit Objectives: AKYAS is a disposable single-use biodegradable bag that can be used in
multiple settings regardless of sanitation infrastructure disinfect pathogens
within the feces to prevent disease transmission, and offers single-use hygiene
products to ensure hand hygiene.
Akyas will be a cheap, effective sanitation solution to populations who lack
this basic service, such as in humanitarian crises as it easy to deploy. Also,
Proper sanitation and hygiene will reduce suffering from disease and poor
In addition, the product utilizes the energy within fecal products by
transforming the feces into fertilizer that is safe for use. In turn, this might
improve the viability of small-scale agriculture among families that can
contribute to food security.
Akyas aim to revolutionize the concept of Toilet in the modern world, whether
it is for an emergency context or for an urban space in normal settings.
Moderns cities have been building complex wastewater network and
treatment plants to process human waste because of a misconception and fear
of the (stool and urine) which happens to be natural organic compounds, this
waste which can be converted into a safe soil nutrient (Pathogen-free)
Akyas will terminate all the pathogens in the feces and convert the human
waste into useful nutrients for the soil, which can be used in the back garden
directly. Akyas will provide the same functions with a fraction of the capital
and running expenses of the current wastewater system and will short time as
well to be ready for operations.
Akyas is expected to have positive social and environmental impact. By
empowering displaced populations to defecate in a location of their choosing,
there is the potential of improving their dignity, and reducing gender-based
violence. Furthermore, by ensuring that the defecation process is one that is