The Mission To Build A Toilet That Utilises Human Poo

Published on August 16, 2011   ·   No Comments

The Gates Foundation has just announced a $42 million project over several years to develop a toilet that doesn’t need water, mains power or sewerage and that will cost next to nothing

Imagine a toilet that takes human waste and converts it into minerals for fertiliser and clean water, while harvesting energy in the process.

The toilet doesn’t use water, doesn’t need expensive infrastructure of a sewerage system, doesn’t need to be connected to mains electricity and, unlike composting toilets, doesn’t need lots of space and time. If a new multi-million dollar project, the ‘Reinventing the toilet challenge’, is a success, such a toilet may soon become a reality.

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