Today, 3.5 billion people still live without safe toilets. These situations lead to the spread of disease and increase the threat to nature. World Toilet Day focuses on “The Sanitation Crisis” and underlines the importance of acting as soon as possible to prevent greater problems.

A hummingbird, representative of the day’s celebration, takes centre stage on this Day. In the ancient story, a hummingbird does its best to put out a big fire: it carries drops of water in its beak, and its small actions help to solve a big problem. 

We can all do something to solve the sanitation crisis. Actions, however small (like a hummingbird), will help improve toilets, sanitation systems and, of course, protect nature. There are only seven years left to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): safe toilets and water for all by 2030.

LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0, as a project aimed at scaling up biogas production technology, supports sustainable initiatives in line with environmental sustainability. Through its strong participation in global events such as World Toilet Day, LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 underlines its strong dedication to promoting innovation and good practices, leading the way to a cleaner and more resilient future.

About LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0

LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 is a pilot demonstration project, funded by LIFE Programme and with a budget of more than 970,000 EUR, which generates biogas in sewage treatment plant digesters by mixing putrescible organic waste (slurry, poultry, organic fractions, MSW, horeca, etc.), thus transforming sewage sludge into green energy through technology. The initiative led by Global Omnium, (Spain), in collaboration with the Finnova Foundation (Belgium) and Águas do Centro Litoral (Portugal) aims to become the most versatile digestion control tool on the market, achieving environmental and economic benefits through the production of biogas by making optimal use of waste. Thanks to this technology, it favours the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of sewage sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes, thus achieving a positive impact on the environment. This programme is easily scalable with other funds such as FEDER, NextGenerationEU or Repower EU.