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Bill Gates aims to save $233 billion by reinventing the toilet

Nov 06, 2018 16:33 IST
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Bill Gates is betting big that a reinvention of toilets can save a half million lives and deliver $200 billion-plus in savings. Gates explained that new approaches for sterilizing human waste may help end almost 500,000 infant deaths. He also said that it could save $233 billion annually in costs linked to diseases caused by poor sanitation and hygiene. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $200 million over seven years funding sanitation research. It has also showcased some 20 novel toilet designs that eliminate harmful pathogens and convert bodily waste into clean water and fertilizer. (HT Correspondent)