Bill Gates has a new loo for you

Bill Gates has a new loo for you

Revolutionary toilets promise an end to 150 years of waste
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Marcos Fiovavanti, of the Ecuador-based “Fundacion In Terris” group, introduces the “Earth Auger Toliet,” which is operated by a mechanical pedal and chain system. It’s on display at the “Reinventing the Toliet” Fair in Seattle.
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Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, sponsored a fair to reinvent the toilet as an attempt to provide access to modern sanitation around the world. About 1.5 million children die each year from diarrheal disease, according to the United Nations.
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Bill Gates, right, checks out a device that uses solar energy to treat human waste – one of the inventions on display Tuesday at his Reinventing the Toilet Fair in Seattle. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to modern sanitation.
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Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, has designed this diversion toilet for the Reinventing the Toilet Fair in Seattle. Eawag’s Tove Larsen, second from right, shows it off.
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