Poo In Hand! Bill Gates Unveils New Reinvented Toilet Technology

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates had his hands full on-stage in Beijing on Tuesday, showing a jar of human faeces.Poo In Hand! Bill Gates Unveils New Reinvented Toilet Technology 1The stunt was part of his speech at the Reinvented Toilet Expo event – a showcase for new toilet technologies. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent more than $200m on researching the field across the last seven years. Twenty cutting-edge sanitation products were on display, intended to destroy harmful bacteria and prevent disease. “I have to say, a decade ago I never imagined that I’d know so much about poop,” Mr Gates joked at the conference. “And I definitely never thought that Melinda would have to tell me to stop talking about toilets and faecal sludge at the dinner table.” The entrepreneur was helping to launch the three-day event in China – where leader Xi Jinping has made a so-called “toilet revolution” across the country a policy priority. The showcased products aim to revolutionise sanitation technology by operating off-grid to separate liquid and solid waste and remove harmful by-products. “It’s no longer a question of if we can reinvent the toilet and other sanitation systems,” he said. “It’s a question of how quickly this new category of off-grid solutions will scale.”The entrepreneur described the inventions on display as the “most significant advances in sanitation in nearly 200 years”.Poo In Hand! Bill Gates Unveils New Reinvented Toilet Technology 2Photo Credit: Getty

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