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UK Roof Tiles Are Being Created from Recycled Nappies

By: boom chicky boom - Published: Nov 25, 2009 • References: knowaste and triplepundit
A landfill recycling facility in the UK will be supplying roof tiles made from recycled nappies. Considering that the average baby soils 5,000-6,000 diapers by the time they are potty-trained, which takes up to 500 years to decompose at a landfill, this is definitely promising.

In the United Kingdom the estimated number of disposable diapers that are clogging the landfills is about 8 million a day. So even though recycled nappies may seem disgusting, it's really rather ingenious.

If you are interested in a learning more about recycled nappies, you can take an online ‘plant tour’ of the process, there is a video that will answer all of your questions at the Knowaste WEBsite.