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Bill Gates gives a speech with a jar of faeces next to him on the future of toilets

Placing a jar of faeces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said, "This small amount of faeces could contain as many as 200 trillion rotavirus cells, 20 billion Shigella bacteria, and 100,000 parasitic worm eggs.''

Bill Gates gives a speech with a jar of faeces next to him on the future of toilets

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kicked off a ``Reinvented Toilet'' Expo in China on Tuesday. Placing a jar of faeces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he spoke at the event, reported AP. (AP Photo)

Bill Gates gives a speech with a jar of faeces next to him on the future of toilets

"You might guess what's in this beaker, and you'd be right. Human feces,'' the former CEO of software giant Microsoft said, adding that this small amount of feces could contain as many as 200 trillion rotavirus cells, 20 billion Shigella bacteria, and 100,000 parasitic worm eggs, reported AP. (AP Photo)

Bill Gates gives a speech with a jar of faeces next to him on the future of toilets

According to AP, more than 20 companies and academic institutions are exhibiting new toilet technologies at the three-day expo in Beijing, from self-contained toilets to a small-scale, self-powered waste treatment plant called the Omni Processor. (AP Photo)

Bill Gates gives a speech with a jar of faeces next to him on the future of toilets

"The technologies you'll see here are the most significant advances in sanitation in nearly 200 years,'' Bill Gates said at the event. (Reuters Photo)