We’re thrilled to announce that the second installment of the results from the pilot service we established with SOIL was published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanization! We’re also excited that a photo from the first day of installation, taken by our good friend Felipe Jacome, made the cover of this issue!
The title of the article, led by re.source co-founder Kory Russel, is “User perceptions of and willingness to pay for household container-based sanitation services: experience from Cap Haitien, Haiti”. That’s a mouthful, so here’s a little spoiler- users loved the sanitation service!
An earlier article published in April 2015 and led by re.source co-founder Sebastien Tilmans examines the effectiveness of the CBS service at capturing and managing the waste from Shada. Spoiler for that one- CBS service dramatically reduced the share of feces that were unmanaged in the service area.
These two articles represent the first peer-reviewed evaluations of CBS services that we know of, and we’re thrilled to share these findings. Thanks to generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, both are available for free to anyone who would like to read them. These papers show the tremendous potential of CBS. Now it’s time help CBS services scale up, and continue to evaluate them along the way to ensure they continue to deliver such great impact.