June 16th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Now I’m all for recycling but this idea sounds like it’s gone a bit too far. In Scotland they’re recycling old diapers into outdoor furniture.
Are you serious? We have a beautiful line of recycled plastic outdoor furniture at Vermont Woods Studios that’s made from recycled milk jugs, and customers love it.
But dirty diapers? I understand that disposable diapers do have a huge impact on the environment (in Scotland a whopping 450,000 diapers end up in a landfill every day) but is recycling them into furniture really the answer? I don’t know.
I guess we’ll see as the recycling project funded by Zero Waste Scotland gets to the bottom of this issue over the next several weeks.
A note to new mothers and other diapering experts: drop by my neighbor’s very popular Green Mountain Diapers Facebook page to register your opinion about changing dirty diapers into outdoor furniture.
For me, I think I’ll stick with milk jugs.