“Blowup/Breakdown is an inflatable, biodegradable septic system that addresses sanitation and environmental issues at disaster relief and refugee camp sites. Fabricated using polyactide polymer (PLA) – a novel bioplastic – the Blowup/Breakdown system safely and ecologically isolates, treats and disposes of faecal waste in emergency situations minimizing human and environmental contact with harmful contaminants.”
Just don’t over-inflate it…
Designed by Studiocycle – and a runner-up at this year’s Metropolis Magazine Next Generation awards – the inflatable septic infrastructure has “a useful life of approximately two years.” After that time, the whole system “biodegrades into carbon, water and biomass allowing both its components and contents to safely assimilate into the surrounding soil and cause minimal environmental damage to the campsite.”
This 10.3mb PDF will tell you much, much more – including technical specs on air pumps, folding gaskets, and structural rings.