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Virginia Gardiner

Loowatt at Loowatt

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters London, England, United Kingdom
Loowatt has developed a unique waterless toilet and waste-to-value processing system that allows service providers to readily adopt off-grid sanitation infrastructure and link it to value-generating systems. In a world where only 30% of people have access to sewers, Loowatt’s system meets the urgent needs of densely populated areas – from crowded events to rapidly growing cities. Loowatt has proven their technology and product-market fit through building services in the UK and internationally, and worked with utilities in the UK and internationally to optimise nutrient recovery and energy generation from waste. The company is scaling up through B2B hardware sales. At the centre of the Loowatt system is a great toilet experience – a human necessity that they believe is fundamental to meeting the global sanitation needs of today.  

Notable Achievements

  • >6,000 daily beneficiaries in Antananarivo, Madagascar and Durban, South Africa; funding secured in 2023 from USAID to scale up
  • Growing South Africa's first user-paid home sanitation servive in Durban from 2023
  • >3M served in the UK with £40M leader in UK portables

Currently Operating in Three Regions

Press Mentions

February 19, 2024

Will residents in informal settlements pay for sanitation services? | Infrastructure news

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April 17, 2024

For R350 a month, residents of informal settlements can use a waterless toilet | Business

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