This may seem like something we think is normal, but for many people around the world, proper sanitation is a luxury that is far from reach.
More than two billion people do not have access to safe and clean sanitation, putting them at risk of contracting a number of dangerous diseases.
At a conference this week called Reinvent the Toilet, Bill Gates got on stage with a bottle of human excrement to illustrate his point that poor sanitation makes millions at risk.
The conference featured 20 designs from technology companies for new types of toilets that could improve sanitation in areas without access to water.
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