Researchers develop new method for recycling diapers

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With millions of diapers being used daily, disposable diaper waste accounts for a large portion of the waste in our landfills. One of the current main methods of disposal is burying diapers in landfills which can take 400 years to decompose. Even biodegradable diapers can take up to 50 years to decompose. Another common method for diaper disposal is incinerating the waste. However, this too has high environmental impacts as burning the diapers produces toxic substances. A team of researchers at Chung Hua University in Taiwan, have come up with a solution to diaper disposal. Their new technique uses a…

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