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Dirty Diapers = Roofing Material… What?

What do you think of when you hear the words “dirty diaper”, certainly not roofing material. But the company Knowaste might just change all that. This Canadian company has developed a way of transforming soiled tush cloths into plastic pellets, which can then be made into roofing tiles and tubing. See this video to get a gimps on how it is done.

According to Wikipedia, babies in the United States go through about 24 million diapers a year, contributing 3.4 million tons of waste to landfills. And, worldwide, the impact is too foul to contemplate: The average baby needs about 6,000 diapers before becoming potty-trained. There are a lot of babies in the world.

The company plans to expand it’s services to domestic consumers in the future. Till then, from buying greener diapers, switching to reusable or even composting them, there’s plenty of ways to reduce the footprint caused by toxin-laden disposable diapers, even for the busy parent.

 

 
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Dayle
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