Water and Sanitation

Waste to Resource

The challenge

It is estimated that globally 80% of human waste is untreated and ends up polluting rivers, lakes and seas and contaminating the communities where people live, causing fatal disease and illness.

Traditional approaches, such as wastewater treatment plants, are inefficient, costly and poorly managed across Africa and Asia.

Our Solution

We support enterprises tackling the challenge of untreated faecal waste in towns and cities because we believe there is untapped value in human waste. 

The enterprises in our portfolio treat faecal waste and turn it into valuable new products, such as electricity, fertiliser, or water.

You can review examples of the partners we work with in the Portfolio section below.