Reinvent the Toilet. Gates Foundation

Four out of 10 people worldwide don’t have a safe way to poop. Find out why we need a toilet revolution. We need new ideas to help reduce disease and find new ways to turn crap into valuable stuff, like fuel, fertilizer, and fresh water.

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  1. There’s a body of research out there that holds forth that after two and half to three million years plus of squatting to pass waste out of our bodies the relatively recent invention of the “sit-down” toilet – whither it be the outhouse of my youth or a fully equipped bidet – may not have been such a good idea afterall.

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