28 May '11, 5am

Oyster Mushrooms Can Break Down Disposable Diapers in 4 Months

Oyster mushrooms break down cellulose, which allows them to feed on decaying trees. This same substance makes up the bulk of disposable diapers, so putting the two together results in 90% decomposition of the diapers in just 2 months, with full results in 4. Oyster mushrooms can’t solve the problem of human waste being added to landfills that aren’t designed to hold it or filter out chemicals like SAP and dioxin , but these industrious mushrooms hold the promise of at least removing the bulk of diaper waste from landfills that need a break.

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