Please Note:

The Open Access Repository will be moving to a new authentication system on the 1st of November.

From this date onwards, account holders will be required to login using their University of Tasmania credentials.
If your current repository username differs from your University username, please email so we can update these details on your behalf.

Due to the change, there will be a short outage of the repository from 9am on the morning of the 1st of November

Open Access Repository

Should we rubbish disposable nappies? An assessment of common claims against disposable nappies


Downloads per month over past year

Koroluk, I (1995) Should we rubbish disposable nappies? An assessment of common claims against disposable nappies. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

PDF (Whole thesis)
Whole-Koroluk-t...pdf | Download (3MB)
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.


This thesis examines the accuracy of common claims made against the
disposable nappy on environmental grounds. It focuses on the issues of
disposal, fluff pulp manufacture and resource requirements. Selected claims,
which are sourced from newspapers, magazines and publications by
government and non government bodies, are presented and categorized.
The technical and scientific literature relevant to the claims is critically
reviewed. Most of the claims presented were found to be exaggerated,
inaccurate and based on arguments which had very little to do with disposable

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Additional Information:

Copyright the Author-The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s)

Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 05:27
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page