It’s quite hard to comprehend that around 4.2 billion people around the world live without access to safely managed sanitation. Which is why today, on World Toilet Day, we want to raise awareness of this issue and encourage people to think about what it would mean to them to not have adequate sanitation at work, at school and at home.
World Toilet Day is an official worldwide awareness day that the United Nations (UN) created in 2013, with the aim of tackling the global sanitation crisis. The UN has set a goal of making sure everyone in the world has a safe toilet by 2030 and are trying to keep this plan on track.
And this year, due to the current pandemic, the lack of basic sanitation is even more concerning – people want to wash their hands and clean in a hygienic environment to help prevent the spread of the virus, but perhaps are simply unable to.
Keeping Toilets Clean
Once sanitation is in place it must be kept hygienic, especially if it’s being utilised by multiple people.
At Indepth we clean thousands of toilets in workplaces throughout the UK, every day. This ensures that washroom users are kept as safe as possible from infections and helps to reduce the spread.
So, what can you do to help?
There’s lots of information on the World Toilet Day website with links to many organisations and charities who are working together to tackle this issue. Take a look at www.worldtoiletday.info
Perhaps you could make a donation or simply share some of the key messages via social media.