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Comment by Elliott.B on June 21, 2012 at 12:25

U have good ideas, is better than mine.

Comment by The Choonies on June 16, 2012 at 9:34

Too late - I posted it for all to see

Comment by Richard Roman on June 16, 2012 at 9:32

good picture martin!

Comment by The Choonies on June 15, 2012 at 3:33

Wow! Inspiration.

Comment by The Choonies on June 15, 2012 at 1:01

The Scots are famous for inspirational inventions and here's the very latest.

Old nappies turned into furniture under new recycling scheme

Generic baby in nappy
Babies go through an average of four nappies every day

Used nappies will be turned into garden furniture, roof tiles and railway sleepers under a new recycling scheme being trialled in Scotland.

Each year some 160 million nappies are sent to Scottish rubbish dumps.

But four councils are to trial a kerbside collection scheme for 36,000 homes across Fife, Stirling, Perth and Kinross and North Lanarkshire.

The pilot will run for an initial six months to establish whether it can be rolled out nationwide in the future.

As well as disposable nappies, incontinence products and other related items - like wet wipes, nappy sacks and cotton wool - will also be suitable for the recycling collection.

Jenny Sim of Zero Waste Scotland said babies used an average of 4.16 nappies per day, with more than 90% using disposables.

Reusable nappies

She added: "The average child in Scotland goes through 4,000 nappies before they're potty trained, which is an awful lot going to landfill.

"The local authorities in the pilot areas will be collecting the waste, they'll send it to a big treatment unit where the waste is heated up to 125 degrees to sterilise it and clean it.

"The human waste is put to sewage, and the plastics and celluloids are then converted into useable products such as park benches, road signage, railway sleepers and decking.

"It does make it so much easier for parents in these trial areas to do their bit and help the environment and help recycling in Scotland."

Yep, Scotland does it again.

Read the whole article here

Comment by Richard Roman on June 14, 2012 at 23:35

Fantastic! We need more of this!

Comment by Leon Marquis on June 14, 2012 at 23:33

BBC- What Is Love

A good documentary film, hope you like it.

open in new page and see bigger size:

Comment by Richard Roman on June 14, 2012 at 23:26

Come on! What inspires you........................?

Comment by Richard ridealgh on March 11, 2012 at 10:22

Comment by Richard Roman on March 10, 2012 at 0:42

By the way - this video is from TED - a brilliant idea and there are loads of good ideas there!


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