Soiled diapers stuck in landfills

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  • Monday, 23 May 2016

Based on studies by Environment and Waste Management specialist Dr Theng Lee Chong the disposable diaper waste is overlooked in the country.He cited a report to The National Association of Diaper Services, US, that no one knows how long it takes for a disposable diaper to decompose.However it is estimated to be at least 250-500 years.

IT IS estimated that it takes over 200 years for a used disposable diaper to decompose in a landfill.

Based on findings by the National Solid Waste Management Department (JPSPN), 12% of our landfill waste consists of disposable diaper waste.

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