Bill Gates to Reinvent the Toilet?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in In the News, International | 0 comments

Bill Gates to Reinvent the Toilet?

Last week, Penn EWB’s Cameroon committee met and discussed a couple of articles that relate to sustainability and sanitation.  This article discusses the sanitation issues associated with human waste elimination in developing countries.  Representatives from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are quoted in the article, saying that perhaps the end to the Western-style, flushable toilet is in sight.  There are other, more healthful and sustainable ways to utilize and recycle human excrement in developing countries, perhaps as compost or fertilizer for more plentiful agriculture.

 

Check it out…

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2082509,00.html

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