Using existing proven approaches and technologies and for about 10 billion US dollars a year which is less than 1 percent of global military expenditure, the world could meet the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target. That is to halve the number of people without sustainable access to basic sanitation by 2015.
This remark was made by Jon Lane, Executive Director of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council based in Geneva on the World Environment Day.
According to a press release from WSSCC in Geneva, over 500 thousand tonnes of faeces are openly defecated every day to the environment around the world. It pollutes the very environment upon which humans depend. Providing toilets and protecting the environment would be a winning combination for people and planet, says the WSSCC chief.