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The Sanergy Collaborative strives to solve
the sanitation crisis through the power of
the circular economy.

Nairobi, Kenya

Sanitation remains one of the most taboo and insidious challenges in the world.

4 Billion people – half the world – live in situations
where their waste ends up in their environment.

This kills 2 million children every year, destroys water systems and the environment, and slows down the growth of economies by 1-3%. The challenge is particularly acute in cities which are densely-populated, highly built-up, and still growing at breakneck speeds.

Cities must develop solutions that are more inclusive – reaching everybody equitably – and can complement the work done by water-based sewer systems.

The Sanergy Collaborative takes a 3-step circular economy approach:

Safe sanitation systems

We empower cities to build systems that offer terrific toilets for all residents to ensure safe waste containment.

Upcycling into reuse products

We manufacture safe products, such as fertilizer, fuels, and animal feed.

Waste services

We offer professional waste collection services to remove waste from communities.

Safe sanitation systems

We empower cities to build systems that offer terrific toilets for all residents to ensure safe waste containment.

Waste services

We offer professional waste collection services to remove waste from communities.

Upcycling into reuse products

We manufacture safe products, such as fertilizer, fuels, and animal feed.

In doing so, cities will:

Serve residents with better sanitation faster, affordably and conveniently

Reduce landfill, clean up the environment and go carbon negative

Protect and improve the health of millions of people

Catalyse local agricultural and energy production safely and sustainably

Spur economic growth by creating thousands of green jobs

The work to achieve The Sanergy Collaborative’s vision is not done by one organization. The Sanergy Collaborative harnesses actors across the sanitation value chain into one circular movement. These are independent companies, who are united by a common vision.

Our founding partners are:

Fresh Life

Works with municipalities, utilities and residents to deliver safe, equitable and sustainable sanitation, particularly in low income areas, throughout the developing world

Regen Organics

Collects, treats, and converts waste streams into regenerative agricultural and energy products, such as organic fertilizer, insect protein for animal feed, and sustainable ecofuels.

Citywise Consulting

Advises municipalities, INGOs, financers, private sector, and development agencies on how to develop and incorporate full-value chain approaches to solve sanitation challenges.

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The Sanergy Collaborative is on a mission to realize a social, environmental and economic revolution. Our network of partner organizations are always hiring committed, passionate, highly-skilled teammates seeking both professional and personal fulfillment. Check out the latest opportunities for you.

The Sanergy Collaborative is proud to be affiliated with a variety of industry associations and prestigious global leadership organizations