The second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, has been backing the production of a worm-powered toilet known as the ‘tiger toilet’, designed to help eliminate poverty and disease around the world.
Doing away with the flush altogether, the ‘pit toilet’ would contain a nest of tiger worms in a container at the bottom.
These worms eat the human waste and eliminate 99 per cent of the pathogens and bacteria inside them. Sounds gross, right? But this will eliminate the need for any plumbing or processing facilities.
As bizarre as this process sounds, we think it’s a great solution!
When Public Health England was informed of 21 cases of salmonella caused by a local well-known carvery restaurant in the East Midlands, it discovered a nasty case of plumbing in the kitchen.
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