November 8, 2018

Bll Gates unveils eco-toilet

Ecowatch - [Bill Gates] 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, Reuters reported.

"We are all here for one reason: because more than half the world's population doesn't have the safe sanitation they need to lead healthy and productive lives," Gates said in a speech on Tuesday in Beijing.

To drive home the importance of safe sanitation, Gates brought a jar of feces with him during his keynote in Beijing.

"You might guess what's in this beaker—and you'd be right. Human feces. This small amount of feces could contain as many as 200 trillion rotavirus cells, 20 billion Shigella bacteria, and 100,000 parasitic worm eggs," the Microsoft co-founder said.

He kept the jar on the podium for nearly 10 minutes before removing it, the Associated Press reported. 


Anonymous said...

There are plenty of low tech cheap compost toilet designs that could and are used in these development situations that don't need added chemicals. Usually all they needed is someone knowledgable on the topic, instruction materials translated for local languages, and figuring out the most affordable local resources to build it.

Using "chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer" is an absolutely unnecessary step, if good composting toilet design is used. Of course since it's Bill Gates doing this, he probably has some sweetheart deal with a chemical company to make money off the global poor by offering them chemical sanitation. What will these chemicals be? I doubt it will be a local waste product, instead of a chemical packet of dubious substance and cost sent from capitalist chemical corporations out for a profit. Once Bill Gates touches something it becomes so tainted with capitalism and Gates own self aggrandizement that it will probably, after a short promotion to make it look like he's solved the problem, fall apart once the Gates money stops supporting the chemical packet distribution.

AgustinG said...

As usual, Bill Gates is full of shit.