Bill Gates is Talking Sh

Lester Mason
November 8, 2018

Bill gates at an exhibition in China presented a high-tech toilet that operates without water and does not require connection to the sewer, according to Reuters.

He said he became aware of the problem when he began travelling to poor areas with his wife Melinda Gates and found children playing in lanes strewn with human waste and where the water was contaminated. The futuristic toilet will use chemicals to transform human waste into fertilizer. He was one of the high profile guest at the major trade event in Shanghai.

The toilet, which is the brainchild of research projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is finally ready for sale after years of development.

The expo, co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the China Chamber of International Commerce, is being held from November 6 to 8 in Beijing and is focusing on how innovations in sanitation can transform lives for the better. In some cities, more than half the volume of human waste escapes into the environment untreated. However, the technology is same. They all work by separating liquid and solid. "A typical toilet needs water, but numerous new approaches don't require any water at all, some of them don't need electricity either, others run on solar power". Global cost of healthcare and lost income amounts to 200 billion dollars annually.

Mr Gates' foundation has committed roughly $200m (£153m) to the project.

Raising a jar of human faeces, Bill Gates announced today that he was spearheading a revolution to bring sanitation to the world's poorest communities.

He said: "It's a good reminder that in (the jar) there could be 200 trillion rotavirus cells, 20 billion Shigella bacteria, and 100,000 parasitic worm eggs".

Companies displaying their sanitation technologies included China's Clear, CRRC Corp. and EcoSan; Sedron Technologies LLC from the U.S.; SCG Chemicals, a unit of Thailand's Siam Cement Pcl; and India's Eram Scientific Solutions Pvt, Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Pvt, and Tide Technocrats Pvt, the Gates Foundation said in an emailed statement.

The next step for the project is to pitch the concept to manufacturers, Gates said, adding that he expects the market for the toilets to be over US$6 billion by 2030.

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