Monday, September 17, 2007
So I'm having a baby and if the thought of growing a child in my womb was not enough to keep me up at night, images of diapers in a landfill made me toss and turn.
Before my baby would take it's first steps - it would be leaving a huge carbon footprint on the Earth. So I had to find an answer and fast.
In the last 40 years there has only been two choices in diapers: cloth and disposal. The debate of which is more environmetaly friendly is a controversial one. One disposal diaper takes 500 years to decompose, while the average child goes through 8,000 of them during their diapering years. While cloth diapers although reusable are usually made from industrial cotton, which is grown in conjunction with the heavy use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. Also washing requires water, energy and laundry detergent.
The choice seemed impossible to make, until I stumbled across the gdiaper. gDiapers consist of a washable, cotton outer pant and a plastic free flushable refill made from all natural fiber and is 100% biodegradable. Plus they look cute and a box of 120 only cost $4 more then the leading disposal diaper. Don't take my word for it visit their website: http://www.gdiapers.com/
and watch the video!
Hooray - off to bed to dream of my green baby!