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Reuse? Compost? Dump? Solving the eco-conundrum of nappies

20.11.2021
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Disposable diapers are one of the biggest factors in plastic waste. Efforts to address the problem are popping up all over the worldIn July 2017, Prigi Arisandi stood in the Surabaya River in East Java, Indonesia, and counted nappies. In one hour, "176 diapers floated in front of my face," he said.The Indonesian biologist, who won the Goldman environmental prize in 2011 for his efforts to stem pollution flowing into the Surabaya, decided to make nappy waste his focus. He launched the Diaper Evacuation Brigade, a movement of volunteers who travel across Indonesia, wearing hazmat suits to fish used nappies out of the country's rivers. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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