Environment

Reinvent the Toilet

Gates Foundation chooses three winning designs in their "reinvent the toilet" competition. Economist http://econ.st/QGO6s7

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Global Development

Low-Cost Hand-Washer from Two-Liter Bottle

A device fashioned from a two-liter bottle provides hand-washing for developing countries. A NYTimes "best of 2008" selection. http://bit.ly/5EYH7w

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Health

Provide Cheap Sanitary Pads In Developing Countries

Girls in developing countries often don't participate in school or sports due to lack of cheap sanitary pads. A program in Kenya helps. A Changemakers.com winning idea 2008. http://bit.ly/6VXu84

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Global Development

High-tech Outhouses

The Enviro Loo uses heat and air instead of water or chemicals to treat waste, and so does not threaten drinking water nor use electricity. http://www.eloo.co.za

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Global Development

Create a New Market Through Education

Unilever teams with NGOs to teach people the importance of washing their hands - so far over 130 million people. Economist Magazine http://bit.ly/aKbCyR

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Global Development

Create Fertilizer From Urine

Eawag is attempting to create a phosphorus-based fertilizer called struvite in Nepal. http://bit.ly/6vIDLa

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Health

Solar-powered Toilet

A CalTech-designed solar toilet generates hydrogen and electricity. Winner, Gates Foundation "reinventing the toilet" competition. http://bit.ly/NiyJBm

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Health

Toilet Produces Biological Charcoal

A toilet designed by Loughborough University produces biological charcoal. Winning design in Gates Foundation reinventing the toilet competition. http://bit.ly/NiyJBm

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Health

Toilet Franchises

A number of companies are franchising clean, healthy, low-cost toilets for slums and other areas lacking effective sanitation. The Atlantic http://bit.ly/1gAW52C

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Toilet Produces Clean Water

A University of Toronto toilet produces clean water. Winner of Gates Foundation "reinventing the toilet" competition. http://bit.ly/NiyJBm

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Health

Don't Build Latrines

A major study in India funded by the Gates Foundation concludes that building latrines does little to help children's health. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1EcwF8O

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