In Scotland, a recycling program for disposable diapers

In Scotland, a recycling program for disposable diapers

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Disposable diapers are an environmental scourge that have long challenged even the best-laid recycling plans, but a new trial program in Scotland aims to tackle the problem on a broad scale once and for all. Motivated by the 160 million diapers that get sent to landfills in Scotland each year, Zero Waste Scotland has devised a scheme whereby used “nappies,” as they’re called there, will be recycled and converted into items such as garden furniture or roof tiles.