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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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South Africa plans urgent clean-up of toxic mine liquid

South Africa plans to set up a chain of pumping stations and treatment plants to prevent toxic liquids building up in defunct gold mines beneath Johannesburg from reaching dangerous levels. Immediate action is needed because acidic mine water is expected to reach environmentally critical levels under Johannesburg by June 2012, government officials and scientists told […]

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Large-Scale Fish Farm Production Offsets Environmental Gains, Assessment Finds

Industrial-scale aquaculture production magnifies environmental degradation, according to the first global assessment of the effects of marine finfish aquaculture (e.g. salmon, cod, turbot and grouper) released Oct. 27, 2010. This is true even when farming operations implement the best current marine fish farming practices, according to the findings.

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Urine as a Commercial Fertilizer?

The separate collection of urine provides innovative opportunities for the improvement of sanitation and the recycling of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Urine separation is an excellent sanitation solution, particularly in places where classic sewer-based sanitation is not sustainable. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is providing a grant of 3.0 million US dollars to support […]

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Ecological Sanitation – What is it?

Eco Sanitation works on the principle that urine and faeces are not simply waste products of the human digestion process, but rather are an asset that if properly managed can contribute to better health and food production and reduce pollution. Eco-sanitation latrines: Store and prepare faeces for use in agriculture by encouraging the formation of […]

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Video: Waterless Toilet System from South Africa

Here is a detailed explanation of how the EcoSan waterless toilet system works. See a related post about waterless toilet systems.

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