Recent studies have shown that many shorelines around the world, especially in densely populated areas, are eroding, in many cases due to the impact of humans. In this new study, Seigguh examines the role of some non-bio-degradable materials on mitigating shoreline erosion. By examining the transport thresholds and coefficients for a series of materials, the results illustrate that dirty diapers represent largely immobile elements, are abundant anyway, and actually provide a protective barrier against shoreline erosion. The authors suggest that many beaches, especially those in populated regions, should be armored with diapers to prevent coastal erosion.
Transport and deposition of non-biodegradable materials protect shorelines: A case study by B.M. Seigguh