If you search for images of "
toilet" on Google, you'll get a page of sparkling white ceramic toilets.
That's the typical toilet for people in a high-income country. But not every toilet looks like that.
To get a better idea of the range of toilets around the world, take a look at Dollar Street. It's a project that catalogs everyday objects — like toys, soap, stoves and of course, toilets — to provide a snapshot of life at different income levels across the globe.
The project was created by Anna Rosling Ronnlund, the co-founder of , a group that uses infographics to explain the world. In 2016, she commissioned photographers to take photos of objects in over 264 homes in 50 countries.
Here is a selection of toilet photos from Dollar Street. Jennifer Foster, a technical officer for
PATH's WASH portfolio, a global health nonprofit, provided insights into the different types of toilets. Foster works on public health issues — primarily water, waste treatment and sanitation projects.
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