Innovation

Bill Gates Backs Crap Innovation

The multi billionaire is investing in new toilets, including one that converts excrement into charcoal.

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Bill Gates is, in a manner of speaking, flushing his money down the toilet.

His charitable organisation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is looking for future loos that can improve sanitation around the world.

At the Reinvent the Toilet fair, hosted at its Seattle campus this week, designs included a lavatory that used microwave energy to turn poo into electricity.