Conscious of the environmental chaos that looms, China is encouraging its millions of avid consumers to recycle used products. But recycling condoms in the service of hair care?
According to an AFP report, China is recycling used condoms into colourful rubber hair ties. Health officials are worried that people might get genital warts or HIV by holding the hairbands in their mouths while plaiting their hair. Let’s leave aside the biological impossibility of this. My question is: where do they get the used condoms?