Rustling is a prototype diaper washing machine that aims to use washable (fabric) diapers, in order to eliminate disposables, one of the most polluting and difficult to recycle waste that exists today.
A spherical shaped washing machine that combines the advantages of vertical and horizontal loading washers. It uses solar thermal and photovoltaic energy, so its electric motor is powered by the energy generated by the washing machine.
To complete the full sustainable cycle, author, Iven Dieterle, recommends washing with “Wash Nuts”. The resulting gray water after each wash would be used to cultivate the plants from which these nuts are obtained.
A beautiful concept but which will come face to face with the multinationals of layers trying to never be, first marketed and then popular in homes.
The problem of diapers.
A baby uses around 6,000 diapers in two years, at a cost of 2,000 euros, while the cost of cloth diapers would be 300 euros. In addition, diapers represent 50% of household waste. A baby generates 4 to 5 tonnes of this type of waste.
For the manufacture of cloth diapers, 2.3 times less water is used, 8.5 times less energy sources and 90 times less raw materials. These diapers can be machine washed and reused up to 300 times.