TedTalk Video: Feeling Sad About Sanitation? Think of Japan – They Brought the Toilet From Behind the Locked Door

TedTalk video – It’s 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there’s no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources — causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem.

I hope we can (discuss sanitation). It’s not a difficult thing. All we really need to do is look at this issue as the urgent, shameful issue that it is. Don’t think it’s only the poor world where things are wrong. Our sewers are crumbling, things are going wrong here too. The solution to all of this is pretty easy – go out,  protest, speak about the unspeakable – and talk crap.

Watch her TedTalk here

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