Bill Gates Supports Waterless Toilets: You Will Be Surprised Of His Reason


Bill Gates supports waterless toilets and are funding big amounts of money for this project. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenged the world five years ago of who can invent a waterless toilet system that is both water-saving and energy efficient. ScienceAlert gives us a few details about the said project funding. An invention called Nano Membrane Toilet was funded by the Gates Foundation for $710,000. This project can possibly enable communities without proper water access to have accessible toilet systems that can also provide recycled energy from human waste. Like us on Facebook This Video Makes Bill Gates Drink Water From Poop There is about 2.4 billion people in the world still live in conditions were water access is a struggle of everyday life. Without proper supply of water, there is a grave danger for communities to get contact of diseases which results from life-threatening sanitation-related diseases. Bill Gates wants to help solve this problem, therefore he offered big sums of money for the said project. A group of researchers from Cranfield University were the ones behind the Nano Membrane Toilet. The invention is meant to serve poor urban areas. It is not yet intended to be used in isolated communities since the technology can only work with batteries and will also be needed to be maintained once every six months. It should also be unloaded of waste at least every week. Alison Parker, lecturer in International Water and Sanitation at Cranfield Water Science Institute states: “It will be very hard to carry out scheduled maintenance in remote areas. Instead, the toilet will be used in dense urban areas where a number of factors make providing good sanitation very challenging, but where it would be possible to facilitate visits from maintenance technician.” Still, despite the maintenance issues of the waterless toilet, it seems to become a starting point wherein it can be possible to provide enough sanitation system for poor communities, and in the future, for remote areas. It’s not just about access to proper sanitation – it’s about access to proper health systems. Photo: Inhabitat, Wikimedia