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 as well as developing countries, where 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe and affordable sanitation.

Three prototype technologies were recognised for most closely matching the criteria for the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. Loughborough, the only British university in the competition, was awarded second prize, with California Institute of Technology and The University of Toronto respectively receiving first and third prize.

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