Matt Damon Goes on Bathroom Strike

Matt Damon at "Press Conference"

Matt Damon says he won’t go to the bathroom until everyone has a toilet.

The actor has created a mock “press conference” video for, an organization which he co-founded.

In the three minute YouTube video, Damon said he would not use the toilet “until everyone in the world has clean water and sanitation.”

The Oscar-winning actor is raising awareness for the 780 million people globally who lack access to clean water and the 2.5 billion who do not have basic sanitation.

“In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everybody has access to clean water and sanitation, I will not go to the bathroom,” Damon said. “The toilet strike is important … Join me. Say no to toilets and yes to sanitation for all.”

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One comment on “Matt Damon Goes on Bathroom Strike

  1. World-wide only about 5% of domestic and industrial wastes are discharged to sewage treatment plants. One of the big drawbacks is the cost or lack of local power. I have spent the past 15 years working full-time on technology that makes use of the forces of buoyancy and gravity for mixing liquids and slurries. Additionally, I have arrived at a mixer design that is very efficienct at causing oxygen transfer into sewage for use of aerobic bacteria to live on. My research is done. My problem now is marketing. I find that many employees are afraid they will lose their jobs by reason of the increased efficiency.

    Tell Matt Damon that for 20 years, I have peed into the sink instead of the toilet. It only takes about a pint of water per flush and there is no spraying on the floor to clean up.

    Gerhardt Van Drie, R.C.E., MPA

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