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The Cheap Solar-Powered Material That Could Solve India’s Sanitation Woes

takepart.com, 12 December 2014

 

An innovative group of Caltech students is betting on a creative design that can be shipped anywhere around the world.

 

Here’s a lofty goal for a group of college students: Design a self-cleaning mobile toilet that conserves water and energy and recycles waste.

 

The five Caltech undergrads who did just that won the 2012 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Reinvent the Toilet Challenge—and they saw their design come to life in November. With support from the foundation and American manufacturing company Kohler, the group is providing India with solar-powered toilets made from shipping containers—a portable invention that aims to mitigate the country’s sanitation problem. Read more....