What is the effect of disposable diapers to the environment?



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    What does it take to make disposable diapers for one baby? Every year, it takes 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum feedstock (oil), and 20 pounds of chlorine. That’s one baby for one year. Despite our current energy crisis, we are wasting 3.4 billion gallons of oil to make disposable diapers. In addition to that, we spend over $300 million dollars a year just to discard disposable diapers, and it takes possibly 500 years for the diapers to decompose.


    Why choose cloth diapers? Real Diaper Association Diaper Facts.

    Link, Ann.  Disposable nappies: a case study in waste prevention.  April 2003.  Women’s Environmental Network. 

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