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Household products key to innovation successes in BOP

Designing and selling products for consumers at the bottom of the pyramid has many challenges. Besides the severe affordability constraints, innovations need to be appropriate for the target markets. Basing solutions and technologies around household items can be one method for addressing these barriers. Using household items addresses some of the most difficult financial barriers […]

More on Palomino

Remember that small village at the coast of Colombia where students and inhabitants are working together to create a better future by making sustainable buildings, researching, documenting and sharing old habits and customs to prevent them from being lost forever after another generation? It is called Palomino and it is an example of how social […]

Students working with the people of the village Palomino

Jop’s Week in Tweets 5

Here are last week’s most popular links I shared on Twitter and Facebook about sustainability, (product) design, innovation and marketing. By clicking read more you go to the original articles and webpages. Please be inspired! Open invitation to designers and architects to make a difference: Cambodian Sustainable Housing Competition In partnership with Karuna Cambodia, Habitat for […]

Holy Crap! Smelly business…

Transforming waste into resource. Non profit organisation SOIL is turning human waste into fertile soil in Haiti. The project has many positive effects. People can use clean, good looking toilets, the amount of waste is substantially reduced, valuable fertile soil is created, better and more food can be produced. When production increases, Haiti may even […]

Human Waste into fertilizer

Building an Eco-Toilet and Library in Palomino, Colombia

Students from University Javeriana directed by Christiaan Job Nieman, Carlos Hernandez, Cesar Ramirez and Antonio Yemail. Zuloark, Spain are Building a Society in Palomino, Guajira in Colombia. They just finished building a library and eco-toilet with local materials only. A new project has been built as part of the course “New Territories” for architecture and […]

Eco Toilet built in Palomino, Colombia

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