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China Clean teams up with World Toilet Organization to create onsite forum
The organiser of next month's China Clean Expo 2013, UBM Sinoexpo, is teaming up with the World Toilet Organization to create an onsite forum, the World Toilet Form, with the aim of attracting people's attention to China's public health issues as well as promoting toilet culture across China. Professionals and experts from the sustainable sanitation sector, such as Prof. Jan-Olof Drangert, from Linkoping University in Sweden, will be giving speeches and interacting with the attendees onsite.
In accordance with people's physiological conditions and needs, anyone wishing to 'use the bathroom' needs to be able to find a toilet within 7 - 15 minutes. However, the availability of toilets in China does little to satisfy people's needs in this respect. Meanwhile, sanitation conditions in the currently available public toilets are less than impressive...
The toilet situation in China has been ignored to a certain extent in the past. In international cities and tourist regions such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hainan, etc, even though the number of public toilets is more than acceptable, the sanitation levels have not been ideal. In areas such as remote towns or underdeveloped villages, the situation is very worrying.
In light of China's rapid economic development, people's living standards are continuing to see a substantial increase. Toilet hygiene is being bumped up the agenda and this should be a fundamental aspect of the government's commitment to the 'building a beautiful China' project. Under this scenario, the CCE is taking the lead in promoting the concept of toilet culture together with the WTO.
The WTO is a global non-profit organisation committed to improving sanitation conditions for people globally through powerful advocacy, inventive technology, education and the cultivation of opportunities in local marketplaces. Originally starting out with 15 members, WTO membership has grown continuously and to date membership includes more than 534 organisations operating in 86 countries.
Today, the WTO is well known all over the world and is improving Singapore's popularity in the social and humanitarian sector, alongside endorsements from the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Economic Forum, the Schwab Foundation, Ashoka, and numerous other platforms.
The World Toilet Form will cover a wide range of activities, including the Shanghai Toilet tour on April 1st, which aims to discover the current status of local toilets. During the forum on April 2nd , there will be a morning plenary session offering an overview of the Shanghai public toilet status, toilet accessibility, design and efficient maintenance, as well as afternoon workshops discussing sanitation as a business, along with affordable technology and changes in toilet users' habits. Attendees will also find a variety of toilet cleaning products and tools in the CCE exhibition area. All participants are going to benefit from the rewarding experience.
The WTO was established to provide for the people who work in the field of public health services platforms and international networks, to enable them to exchange opinions and learn from each other. The China Clean Expo aims to boost the development of China's cleaning industry in all respects, including public and municipal cleaning. The cooperation between the CCE and the WTO will no doubt advance their shared visions to a new level, as well as increase public health awareness and improve the toilet situation in China.
China Clean Expo, launched in 2002, is the only professional cleaning exhibition in China and the biggest of its kind in Asia. The event focuses on the latest information in the cleaning industry, showcasing a wide range of products from commercial cleaning, industry cleaning, public cleaning and municipal cleaning and personal and home care. It gathers elites from the international cleaning community and facilitates world class trading, networking and educational activities in the world's booming cleaning industry market.
This year's event is to be held from 1st - 3rd April, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
7th March 2013