Washington Post: Gates Foundation Makes Poop a Priority

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Washington Post: Gates Foundation Makes Poop a Priority

Recent News - Aug. 15, 2012

Puts Toilet Innovation Front and Center

Bill Gates wants your ideas — ideas to improve the one thing most people probably don’t like to think about until they have to: the toilet.

That’s right, there’s a global problem when it comes to the bathroom throne: not everyone has access to one. More specifically, they lack access to clean sanitation services.

In July 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced an initiative to reinvent the toilet, along with $265 million in grants spread across a variety of efforts to spur greater innovation in sanitation.

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