在貧窮國家眼中缺乏廁所設施的同時，富裕國家每次沖水都浪費大量食水。全球每年製造出超過七億二千萬噸固體排泄物以及五億七千萬公升尿液。因此，處理我們的排泄物以及管理水資源便成為了對環境的一大挑戰。 蓋茨基金會在過去幾年來積極推動設計新的未來廁所，為23億缺乏水資源及適當設施的人口提供可持續發展的衛生設施。 廁所的將來會是怎樣的呢？ 這部紀錄片配合幽默及科學，揭開長久以來的禁忌的面紗，帶我們到世界各地，探索廁所的未來。
Toilet, A New Era
While poor countries are sorely lacking of toilet facilities, rich countries are wasting water with each flush. In one year, we produce more than 720 million tons of solid excrements and 570 million liters of urine in the world. Thus, combining the disposal of our droppings and the water resource management is a major environmental challenge.
For a few years, renewed calls were launched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create the toilets of the future, and to provide sustainable sanitation solutions for the 2.3 billion of humans who are lacking water and have no access to proper facilities. What will be the toilets of the future?
With humor and scientific rigor, this documentary lifts the veil on this eternal taboo and takes us all over the world to discover what the future holds for our toilets.