How waterless toilets could revolutionise sanitation

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Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 11:35AM
Bill Gates hosted a conference to showcase new ways of improving sanitation. (Photo / SXC)

How waterless toilets could revolutionise sanitation

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 11:35AM

It may seem like something we take for granted, but for many around the world, proper sanitation is a luxury that remains out of reach.

Over two billion people do not have access to safe, clean sanitation, putting them at risk of contracting a number of harmful diseases. 

At a conference this week called Reinvent the Toilet, Bill Gates took to the stage with a jar of human faeces to illustrate his point that poor sanitation is putting hundreds of millions at risk.

The conference featured 20 designs from tech companies for new types of toilets that could improve sanitation in areas without access to water.

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