Poverty is nothing to joke about. And there is no doubt that there is too much suffering in the world. People are hungry, thirsty and fighting disease. And the lack of proper sanitation in much of the world doesn’t help the situation. That’s where the comes in. The PeePoo allows people to sanitarily dispose of their excrement without the need for water AND it converts the fecal material into useful fertilizer. This is a serious product that has a serious, and positive goal.
Ah, the joining of science, agriculture and number 2.
But while the Peepoo looks to be an incredible invention, and one that could alleviate a good deal of suffering, with one page delineating the “Expected nutrients from one person” (and lines like this– “An average person excreted mass per year is 30-60 kilo faeces a year. Urine volume is dependent on water intake and of levels of perspiration due to manual movement and surrounding temperature. 1,5 litres are regarded to be an average quantity per day.”) they are just asking for people to make jokes.
And then there was this comment on the post “Another great product no self-respecting adult will ever ask for by name.”
And he’s right! The invention is great. It solves two problems at the same time (waste disposal and the need for fertilizer in poor countries) but the name… OUCH!
So let’s help the good folks behind the Peepoo. Let’s be their marketing team for a moment.
If you were part of the marketing team behind the Peepoo what would you name it? And remember- the name has to tell people what it is AND this is a family site.