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. Four Scottish councils comprising some 36,000 homes are eligible to participate in the six-week pilot test, which began last month. Diapers are…

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