Today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day. It’s a day dedicated to spreading awareness about improving the lives of the estimated 2.5 billion people in the world who do not have access to sustainable sanitation or clean toilets. If you’ve ever encountered a nasty restroom then you should understand the importance of this issue.
But getting people in the West to appreciate toilets takes a little bit of savvy marketing, says Garvey Chui, a representative for Toilet Hackers. “We aim to make these hugely important issues relevant and sexy,” he told CNN. “For many Westernized travelers — particularly for many women travelers, no matter how well-seasoned — sanitation and access to clean toilets becomes a serious consideration when traveling, but for those without access to safe, clean and private toilets and sanitation, it is more than an inconvenience, it can be life or death.”
World Toilet Day is the perfect opportunity to remind you about our Public Toilet Survival Kit. This kit has everything you need to have a tidy potty experience packed neatly in a reusable tin container that will tuck neatly into your purse or purse. You never know when you’re going to encounter a public toilet with some cleanliness issues, so make sure you’re prepared with this:
Each kit includes one toilet seat cover, two antiseptic wipes and one pair of latex-free disposable gloves which should be enough to keep you safe and sanitary in even the most challenging conditions.
Celebrate World Toilet Day by appreciating your own fancy toilet and preparing for possible encounters with those less fancy (and possibly downright disgusting) toilets by stocking up on Public Toilet Survival Kits and Emergency Toilet Seat Covers:
They’re both perfect for care packages and stocking stuffers. What better way to show your loved ones that you’re really looking out for them? Never be afraid of a public bathroom again!
[Visit Smithsonian.com to learn more about World Toilet Day]