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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Half-flush Toilets

Some new toilets have two handles or buttons for flush, one for a full flush and one for half a flush. This presumably saves lots of water.

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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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Electricity from Human Waste

The Humanure Project in India uses biogas generators to produce electricity from human waste. Dell Social Innovation Challenge 2nd place (of 4000) 2012. http://bit.ly/Af5vGu

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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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Global Development

Safer Pit Latrines for $1.50

A plastic $1.50 retrofit on pit latrines blocks bugs which spread disease. Popular Science Innovation 2013. http://bit.ly/1iqRjcR

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Turn Waste into a Resource

Project SOIL in Haiti installs composting toilets which promote both health and agriculture. Forbes http://onforb.es/1aFJ7xf

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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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Finance

Economic Metric: TP Sales

Economists demonstrate that toilet paper sales, including the shifting ratios from ordinary to premium brands, serve as a harbinger for economic recovery. MSN http://bit.ly/d3zIzz

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Make Toilet Paper Out of Old Reports at Office

A new machine in Japan recycles waste office paper, turning out rolls of toilet paper. (Unfortunately it costs $100,000). http://bit.ly/cLc4bD

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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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