Poopy Problem in U.S. Landfills

Commonly used disposable diapers are a huge sustainability problem in the United States. Even before they reach landfills, the energy and resources used in their production is very intensive. On top of that, the economic burden of disposable diapers on low income families is extremely high. The solution? Go back to using cloth diapers, but what about the increased loads of laundry? Isn’t that bad for the environment too? Hit the jump. Moms know!

A spherical shaped standalone washer called the Swish combines the advantages of vertical and horizontal washers. Photovoltaic and solar thermal collectors power motors and efficently heat water. Natural ‘soap nuts’ can be grown with the sterile ‘graywater’ waste.

Designer: Iven Dieterle


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