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Easy Eco Tip: Save 40 litres of Water a Day

The old folk wisdom that says place a brick in your toilet’s water tank is partially correct: It’s an effortless way to save water, but a brick isn’t the best choice of object. Use a plastic bottle filled with water instead.

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Bill Gates selects solar powered toilet for the future

Seattle – Bill Gates is betting the toilet of the future for the developing world will be solar powered. The world’s leading private philanthropist handed a $100,000 (about R800 000) prize to the California Institute of Technology on Tuesday for its work on a self-contained, sun-powered system that recycles water and breaks down human waste […]

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Loughborough University wins ‘Reinvent the Toilet’ award from Gates Foundation

VIDEO: Loughborough University has won a prestigious prize in an international competition organised by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a reinvented toilet that is clean, safe, durable and affordable for the poor and does not need to be connected to electricity or a sewer. This reinvented toilet should be appropriate for wealthy […]

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Nothing goes to waste with the Humanure Toilet

Based on nature’s own recycling process, this human waste-disposal system is inexpensive, waterless and a portable compost heap in a bucket. The ‘Jenkins’ humanure toilet is a simple plywood box with ProNature natural varnish.  On top is a conventional wooden toilet seat that fits over the top of a bucket.  Now you can do your […]

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