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Gates Foundation focuses on low-tech toilets

FLUSH WITH CASH:The foundation has committed about US$370 million to efforts to reinvent the toilet. Some of the winning inventions are now on display in Seattle

AP, SEATTLE

Reinventing the toilet has the potential to improve lives as well as the environment. Flush toilets waste tons of potable drinking water each year, fail to recapture reusable resources like the potential energy in solid waste and are simply impractical in so many places.

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