The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has unveiled a toilet that doesn’t need water to turn human waste into fertilizer.
The toilet is about to go on sale and is the brainchild of research projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s biggest private philanthropy organisation.
The loo was announced on Twitter by Gates, he admitted he ‘loved’ discussing toilets.
Gates said: “The current toilet simply sends the waste away in the water, whereas these toilets don’t have the sewer.
” They take both the liquids and solids and do chemical work on it, including burning it in most cases.”
He compared the change from traditional toilets to waterless models as similar to development in computing around the time he founded Microsoft in the mid-1970s.