Portable Sanitation Association International

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W EEKLY EDITION OCTOBER 9, 2019 Note: The PSAI is committed to bringing Members industry news. It creates original content and it aggregates news that appears in other sources. Unless otherwise stated in organizational documents or in Association Insight newsletters, the PSAI does not have or take a position on the content of news items from other sources. P AGE 19 Slight Improvement Brings Hope for Major Change Over 1,000,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic group fled Myanmar in 2017, and most are still living in camps near the border in Bangladesh. These camps have struggled to meet the sanitary needs of the Rohingya people. The recent addition of handles on the latrine walls has made a world of diff erence for pregnant women living in these camps. Does anyone in the industry have advice on simple additions to facilities that could improve conditions for these refugees? READ THE ARTICLE India Goes All - in on Sanitation India had the highest number of people in the world -- about 620 million -- who defecated in the open. To combat this issue, India's Prime Minister built 110 million restro oms for the general public. Want to know how it is going so far? Check out the article below. READ THE ARTICLE Big Reward for Golden Throne In a pa st issue of Association Insight , we covered the theft of a solid gold toilet stolen from a UK stately home. A reward of $124,000 has been offered to anyone who can return the fully - functioning 18 - carat gold toilet to its home in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. The toilet ' s artist also made a direct plea to the thieves, saying: "Dear thieves, please, if you are reading this, let me know how much you like the piece and how it feels to pee on gold." READ THE ARTICLE

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