Indac was featured in the Christchurch Press after the 2011 Canterbury earthquake.
We designed a portable toilet as an alternative for christchurch residents who still need a spade for when nature calls.
A Blenheim plastics manufacturing company has designed a portable toilet as an alternative for Christchurch residents who still need a spade for when nature calls.
The February 22 earthquake caused widespread damage to the Christchurch sewerage system, and many people still have to use backyard long-drops and portaloos rather than their toilet.
Indac business development manager John Rogers said the portable toilet was made from an existing bucket design with a new lid designed to fit over top as a seat. The company planned to send 50 toilets to Christchurch with the Salvation Army, which will distribute them. The portable toilets are made of polyethylene through a roto-moulding process, which requires more labour than the injection moulding process used to make many low-cost plastic products, Mr Rogers said. The toilets were more expensive to make than most buckets, but there was no chance of it breaking while someone was doing their business, Mr Rogers said. "Obviously, it will become a sellable product after it's done and dusted down there, but for now it's about helping them," he said.
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