Bill Gates has unveiled a futuristic toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers but uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertiliser
The world is set to enjoy yet another technological innovation by U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates as he unveiled a futuristic toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers but rather uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer in Beijing on Tuesday.
The toilet is the brainchild of research projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, rated as the world’s biggest private philanthropy organization. According to Gates, the toilet is ready for sale after years of development. He also said the toilet is of multiple designs but all functions by the principle of separating solid and liquid waste.
Explaining further, Gates said the current toilet in use, simply sends the waste away in the water, whereas these newly invented toilets don’t have the sewer. They take both the liquids and solids and work on it chemically, including burning it in most cases.
Bill Gates trip to China comes at a time when there is trade tension between the world’s two largest economies; China and the United States, which have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on goods worth billions of dollars.