Monday, June 14, 2010

Links: Recycling diapers?

I saw a comment the other day that each disposable diaper uses 2/3 cup of oil. It wasn't clear if that was actually used in the plastic in disposables or if that was the cost of running the machines and transporting the diapers. No one could answer that but they did point me to some interesting resources.

Article on diapering:

Comparison of cloth vs disposables

And after following links, I found that there are 2 companies in the UK who are working on recycling diapers. It sounds like it's still in development but will use the biowaste for energy and then create new products out of the extracted plastic.

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