POINT OF SHIFT
What is circular sanitation?
Circular sanitation is a process of treating human waste with other bio-waste (food scraps, agricultural waste, etc.) and converting it into a reusable product such as water, compost, energy, or animal feed.
Circular sanitation and waste systems strengthen a city, community, or business by providing a local, sustainable, renewable resource that increases as a population grows or business scales.
WHAT WE DO
We work with our clients to design a circular, sustainable waste system for your farm, community, building or city. We design systems that value waste, produce a useable product and can grow as you grow.
We calculate and map your existing waste streams to determine the annual amount of waste (human and bio waste) produced annually. This is our first step in assessing your options for a circular waste system.
Based on your system preference (i.e., cost, sustainability, locally sourced, maintenance), we compare technology and system options to determine the optimal technology and product (i.e., compost, water, electricity, animal feed).
We work with you and local implementers to navigate and comply with regulations. When required, we work with local municipalities to lobby for circular waste systems.
We assist clients in finding and applying for grants. We help build resilient business and operation models by determining potential revenue from implementing a circular waste system.
Point of Shift aims to assist communities, farms, cities, and businesses in designing and implementing sustainable sanitation and waste systems. Along with educating our clients on circular sanitation, our focus is to assess and develop a system that fits your needs. We have designed single toilet systems to large biodigesters for regenerative farms.
Components of past projects and our service offerings are listed below to give you an idea of how we operate. However, there are very few sanitation challenges or questions we shy away from. If you have a question or idea for a collaboration not listed below, feel free to shoot an email our way! We love to talk toilets.