World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November, is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: sanitation and water.
“4.3 billion litres, of untreated, or at best partially treated sewage, is allowed to flow into our bulk water resource ever single day.” Prof Anthony Turton www.gurumanzi.com
For Bill Gates, toilets are serious business. The billionaire philanthropist kicked off the Reinvented Toilet Expo in China and unveiled a new toilet that does not require water or sewers, and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer
Several of these “reinvented toilets” are currently being tested in Durban, South Africa.
“Durban is a good place to run these tests because the city is growing fast and many people there don’t have a modern sanitation, which means that, even if they have access to a toilet, the waste can get into the environment and make people sick,” Gates said in the video.
“A typical toilet needs water, but many of the new approaches don’t require any water at all, some of them don’t need electricity either, others run on solar power,” he added. “All of them remove the pathogens from the waste and, most importantly, they don’t have to be connected to the sewer system.”
Watch the YouTube video HERE
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