10 November 2021

The toilet is powered by the sun and wind

These incredible self-operating toilets, powered by 100% natural energy, are commonplace in Switzerland.

Spacious, pleasant toilets free of unpleasant odours

German and Italian tourists who have stayed in our Swiss camp sites or walked through our parks will without a doubt have tried the innovative and technological Kazuba toilets. Their words perfectly describe the most important aspects of these toilets: “spacious”, “pleasant” and “free of unpleasant odours”.

The advantages which convinced the authorities to install them on Swiss soil were their excellent value for money and minimal environmental impact.

The ecological significance behind the name “Kazuba”

Where does the name of this innovative toilet comes from? In one African language Kazuba means “Sun god”. The basic concept behind the Kazuba toilet comes from South Africa and was discovered ten years ago by some young French people who reinvented it to meet European standards.
Its innovative functionality starts with the heat of the sun and the wind, which are sufficient to create a continuous airflow that dries the solids and evaporates the liquids, thus preventing unpleasant smells from escaping.

Toilette Kazuba

A toilet for every occasion

To date, over 700 Kazuba toilets have been installed in Europe: in camp sites, national parks, sports facilities, play areas, communal allotments, near lakes and along cycle paths.

Tony Colangelo confirms this in an interview, discussing the situation in Switzerland: “The area where they were installed hosts many events, festivals, concerts and young people, and a lot of beer is consumed there. Each toilet is visited about 150 times day.”

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