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Social #Innovation To Reinvent The Toilet | #sanitation

Social #Innovation To Reinvent The Toilet | #sanitation

Social Innovation to Reinvent the Toilet The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wants social innovation to rethink the technology of the flush toilet. The Foundation has created a competition, 'Reinvent the Toilet', which is open to researchers at eight universities who have the opportunity to win an attractive prize of $3 million. The challenge is to use technology to create toilet models that do not need to be connected to sewers, water and electricity lines, and importantly cost next to nothing for people to use. This will help regions that do not have such systems or for places where waste water treatment plants, many of them ageing, are overburdened by the demands of fast-growing populations. It is ridiculous when you realise that the present day toilet is a 19th century contraption, which has not moved with the times, and consequently does not meet the needs of most o...

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