With so many of our friends having babies this year (so far there are 6!) there have been a lot of discussions about diapers. I know, it is the most exciting conversation to have, and I dont blame you for being so enthralled, but seriously, disposable diapers are a big deal in this country! About 20 BILLION of them get thrown away each year, and they just sit there in the landfills, leaking feces and urine into the ground. This creates a huge toxic hazard for everyone! And to make diapers, we use about 100,000 tons of plastic and 800,000 tons of tree pulp. I often thought there was a safer way to use diapers, other than the obvious use of cloth ones. Sometimes, a cloth one is not practical (such as when on vacation), so a new kind of diaper is needed. Well, here is is. The flushable diaper that has a liner that biodegrades. You can even put it in a compost pile out in the yard and it will be gone in 50-150 days! From the site:
“Imagine taking your baby’s soiled diaper and simply flushing it down the toilet. No more smell. No more diaper. No more diaper pail. You’re putting waste right where it belongs, in the toilet. Not in a landfill. That’s exactly how gDiapers work.
gDiapers are a two-part system. The flushable inner refill fits into a pair of colorful little pants. When the flushable becomes soiled, simply flush it down the toilet. It’s that easy.”
I think this is the way to go for the future….all babies have to wear diapers, so why not use ones that do no harm to the environment?