Blue Diversion Toilet aims to improve sanitation with built-in filtration system

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Austrian design firm EOOS and water research institute Eawag hope to improve sanitation levels in areas of extreme poverty with a mobilet oilet that contains its own water filtration system.

The Blue Diversion Toilet was developed as part of a grant programme by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate ways to “reinvent the toilet” and has now been nominated for this year’s Designs of the Year awards.

The project aims to develop ways to improve living conditions for the estimated 2.5 billion people who have inadequate access to sanitation – a major cause of serious diseases around the world.

Source: Dezeen Magazine (link opens in a new window)

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