Fast-degrading nappies lighten the load on landfill

December 2006
Ecos;Dec2006/Jan2007, Issue 134, p7
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The article reports that inventor Charishma Seneviratne of Perth, West Australia has developed the world's first fully biodegradable disposable diaper. The new diaper, in association with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), takes about six months to break compared to normal disposable diaper, which can take up to 300 years. Each diaper comes with a biodegradable refuse bag to assist in its decomposition. Furthermore, conventional brands consist of up to 60 percent wood pulp, while the Safeties Nature Nappy contains only 10 percent.


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