Oxfam

How a hole in the ground can help poor countries recover $260 billion a year

Floating toilets. Toilets on wheels pulled by bikes. Toilets that compost. In his 30 years of worrying about human waste, there’s probably not a variation on this most fundamental of fixtures that Andy Bastable, head of water and sanitation for Oxfam Great Britain, hasn’t seen. On our increasingly crowded planet where experts predict that 66 percent of the population will be living in urban areas by 2050, the simple latrine is more essential than ever.

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