CSG Supports World Toilet Day

11 November 2021 by CSG

As we approach World Toilet Day, waste management specialist CSG talks about its recent partnership with Toilet Twinning, a charity which enables families in poorer countries to have lifesaving loos.

Jen Cartmell, treatment director for CSG, said: “Choosing to support Toilet Twinning felt like a very natural partnership for the business. Toilet Twinning’s commitment to empowering communities by installing long-term sanitation solutions matched our own ethos for sustainable waste and resource management here in the UK.”

World Toilet Day, which lands on November 19th, is a United Nations designated date celebrating toilets’ importance as a means for managing waste and protecting health, safety and dignity. The focus day aims to raise awareness of the plight of the 1.7 billion people worldwide who do not have even the most basic facilities and to highlight the work of charities helping to change this.

To find out more about World Toilet Day, visit here.

As part of CSG’s partnership with the Toilet Twinning charity, the company has committed to donating 50p for every household septic tank that it empties.  

CSG is donating £11,000 to Toilet Twinning this year based on last year’s records and is anticipating making a donation of £11,500 next year.

“In the UK safe sanitation and waste disposal is something we take for granted, whether you are connected to mains drainage or off grid in a more rural surrounding, but for many people a toilet and clean sanitation can be out of reach,” added Jen.

“The below statistics from Toilet Twinning were alarming and, as a successful business, we felt a responsibility to help raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis and promote the educational and supportive work Toilet Twinning does. 

  • 1.7 billion people (one in five) still don’t have access to a safe clean toilet
  • 771 million people (one in ten) don’t have clean water close to their home
  • 494 million people still go to the toilet in the open
  • 2.3 billion people lack basic handwashing facilities (water and soap) at home.
  • Up to 443 million school days globally are lost every year because of water-related illnesses
  • A child under five dies of disease linked to dirty water and poor sanitation every 2 minutes
  • Girls often drop out of school altogether when they start their periods if there are no toilets or changing rooms

CSG, which operates from 27 sites across the UK, is one of the largest privately-owned industrial and domestic environmental waste management groups in Britain. CSG employs over 550 people nationally, supporting a national network of waste treatment and recycling service centres.

For more information, visit: www.csg.co.uk