There may soon be one less reason for feeling guilty about using disposable nappies. Mexican scientists have discovered that mushrooms, especially oyster mushrooms can completely break down a nappy in 4 months. If left untreated these nappies can remain in land fill for generations – one of the telling arguments against disposable nappies.
Just as well my number one reason for using cloth over disposable is room in my bin rather than environmental. But now I can stop feeling guilty for using them overnight and on long trips 🙂
For more info check out http://www.economist.com/node/18584104