Waste Opportunity

Waste Opportunity

While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets. Virginia Gardiner ventures to the World Toilet Summit in search of sanitation’s future.

On November 4, 2008, the night Americans voted for "change," it was already the morning of November 5 at the World Toilet Summit and Expo in Macau. Several hundred engineers, entrepreneurs, bureaucrats, and bankers were talking toilets in the conference center at the Venetian, which is just like the Venetian Las Vegas, except most of the gamblers are from mainland China.

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