May 15, 2014
HEALTH IS HYGIENE:
A Simple Yet Brilliant $1.50 Sanitation Idea (Ariel Schwartz, 5/15/14, Co.Exist)
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 15, 2014 3:30 PMThe most advanced sanitation solutions for the developing world aren't always cheap--for proof, take a look at the self-contained, waste-treating toilet that won the Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. Anyone would be lucky to have it in their home or community, but it costs $1,500. In many places, that's just too much money.Bathroom and kitchen fixture company American Standard has come up with a cheaper solution, also funded by the ever-present Gates Foundation: a $1.50 latrine pan that cuts down on sanitation-related disease transmission by sealing off pit toilets.