The Anonymous Widower

Is This A Case Of The Sh1t Hitting The Turbofan?

The title of this post was inspired by this article on Nonwovens Industry, which is entitled British Airways to Use Fuel Sourced From Recycled Diapers.

This is the first paraph.

British Airways will likely soon have part of its fleet fueled by trash. The company has entered into a partnership to build facilities that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel. The first stage of the partnership is a feasability stage with final investment planned for 2019. If the first stage is successful, part of BA’s fleet will fly using the fuel.

Admittedly, this is old news and the plant is now being built by Altalto at Immingham.

But it does get rid of one of the problems of the modern world; disposable nappies.


March 27, 2021 - Posted by | Energy, Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Recycling is good, but not as good as reusing items (not practical with nappies!), while reducing is top of the waste hierarchy. Disposable nappies are such an avoidable, albeit covenient, pollutant that they surely ought to be surtaxed on the ‘polluter pays’ principle. If the PP principle were to be applied to the purchaser of the goods, (a) people would quickly change their buying habits, (b) the resultant collapse in sales would force manufacturers to source more sustainable materials and production methods. We take for granted that we can check ingredients, salt and sugar content etc on our food and drink, so perhaps we should also be told about the environmental impact of our purchases.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | March 27, 2021 | Reply

    • We never used disposable nappies with our three children. We used a nappy service, where you put the dirty cotton squares in a bucket and a guy collected them every day and returned a pile of clean fresh ones.

      Someone has a service going round here, using a bike for delivery.

      Now That’s What I Call A Growing Green Business!

      Comment by AnonW | March 27, 2021 | Reply

  2. Five days early with this story surely?

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | March 27, 2021 | Reply

  3. There’s probably a whole lot of nasties that can be used like wet wipes, sanitary towels and sewage sludge.

    Comment by AnonW | March 27, 2021 | Reply

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