Apparently each child in disposables contributes 2 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste over the 2.5 years they are in nappies. Here they take up to 500 years to break down, and contribute to toxic leachate juices, which often drain through to the groundwater. Even if they’re captured in special waterproof linings these leachates are chemically treated in order to make them disposable – again into the environment. Plus chemicals and add the footprint of mining and manufacturing these chemicals.
Effective Ways of Recycling & Reducing Non-Biodegradable Waste
Mushrooms can be made into bricks that are strong enough for building structures. They are solid, lightweight, biodegradable, made with agricultural waste, and producing them creates no carbon emissions. Source
"Poop happens. And Little Paws Dog Walking sees a lot of it. What better way to dispose of it than with a biodegradable waste bag? PoopBags is a local Chicago company that creates varying levels of eco-friendly bags in a number of sizes. One of our favorites is the ECO-ECO PoopBag which has post-consumer plastic blended with an additive that allows it to break down naturally."