Composted Eco Nappies (6)

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Plastic being broken down

The thin polyethylene outer of the nappy is being broken down. It is not clear which organisms are central to this process, but it continues even when the nappy is composted in an enclosed container like a vermiculture bin. This excludes sunlight or UV as a factor in the breakdown process. 

   

 

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