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The toilet: pinnacle of hygiene or flushing away a precious resource?

10 April 2017

Dr Sarah Bell (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) is interviewed about the origins of the toilet, how it wastefully involves flushing away drinking water, and about alternative toilets designed for resource recovery. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Did the Victorians Ruin the World?' (from 4 mins 22 secs)