Gallery: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Plans to Make a Waterles...

 

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is looking to reinvent the classic commode. Two and a half billion people in the world — about 40% of the population — don’t have access to a safe and sanitary way to dispose of their waste. The Gates Foundation realized that handing out water-guzzling porcelain bowls is probably not the answer, so they’ve partnered with the German government to support scientists that are working on the problem. The foundation envisions a water-free device that separates excrement from urine in order to dry them separately.

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