End-of-life management of single-use baby diapers: Analysis of technical, health and environment aspects
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Author/sPłotka-Wasylka, Justyna; Makoś-Chełstowska, Patrycja; Kurowska-Susdorf, Aleksandra; Treviño, María José Santoyo; Guzmán, Sergio Zarazúa; [et al.]
Reusable baby diapers
Single-use baby diapers
Single-use baby diapers belongs to an important group of products used in the parenting journey because of their high performance and convenience. Single-use baby diapers are normally thrown away after one-time use, resulting in a waste management problem. The goal of this paper was to better understand main environmental concerns of different types of diapers and address how to reduce them, with a special consideration of waste management strategies and user behaviour practices. Furthermore, health and environmental hazards potentially associated with materials included in diapers, or substances formed from diapers during the waste treatment stage, are also analysed (e.g., phthalates, pesticides, dioxins, pesticides). Three main types of baby diapers have been analysed: single-use baby diapers, reusable baby diapers, and biodegradable single-use diapers. Each type of diaper comes with technical characteristics and environmental concerns and challenges, which are discussed in this paper ...