We at Shanghaiist are all for recycling, but one factory in Shandong might have taken the concept a bit too far.
An underground factory located in Tancheng county in southern Shandong province was exposed on Tuesday for churning out shoddy adult diapers by recycling old, used ones. Ewwwww…
Iqilu.com has published photos of the raid on the small factory undertaken by local authorities. The images show mounds of torn cotton on the floor, as well as tall stacks of bundles of diapers ready for recycling or packaging.
Turns out, the foul-smelling factory’s innovative business plan was to tear apart old adult diapers in order to use the cotton inside to produce new diapers, which they could then package, brand and sell at rock-bottom prices. The scheme was exposed after reporters noticed the suspiciously high gap in prices among some adult diaper brands.
Authorities carried out the raid as part of the yearly festivities marking national Consumer Rights Day in China (3/15). Elsewhere in the country, police held public demonstrations in which they smashed up fake goods with hammers, and Nike was shamed on national TV for misleading consumers about what was inside their “Hyperdunk” shoes.
[Images via iqilu.com]
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