Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight November 25, 2020

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ASSOCIATIONINSIGHT Portable Sanitation Association International News BIWEEKLY EDITION NOVEMBER 25, 2020 Page 20 Post-NFL Success in Sanitation Talented wide-receiver Russell Shepard, Jr. has never shied away from hard work and setting goals. During his seven seasons in the NFL, he steadily took advantage of business opportunities off the field. Last fall, when he opted to retire, he started his own sanitation business and joined the PSAI. As it happened, Shep Boys Waste Management came on the scene about when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. When asked why he'd start a business during a pandemic, Shepard replied, "Why not? It's going to be a new norm going forward and we can be one of the first companies to create it." Read the full story here. Note: The PSAI is committed to bringing industry news to its members. It creates original content and aggregates news from 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. Space Toilets: A History A recent article from engineering.com explores the ongoing challenge of toileting in space. Early astronauts had to wear a urine collection and transfer device (shown at left). By 1973, a waste management area included a wall-mounted urinal, fecal-urine collector, odor control filters, and a fan. In the 2000s, the International Space Station began to recycle liquids into clean drinking water. The latest design takes into account women's needs and is 65 percent smaller. Read the full story here. World Toilet Day 2020 World Portable Sanitation Day, in concert with World Toilet Day is observed November 19 each year. The 2020 theme is "Sustainable sanitation and climate change." In the face of worsening climate change, sustainable sanitation—alongside clean water and hand washing facilities—is imperative for securing health and preventing disease spread. Systems that reuse waste to safely boost agriculture can also reduce and capture emissions for greener energy. Learn more here. Photo courtesy of Russell Shepard Apollo 11 mission (1969) urine collection device. Photo courtesy of Air and Space.

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