Environmental reasons for cloth diapering

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Environmental reasons for cloth diapering

A lot of parents will come to cloth diapering because of environmental reasons. If you consider that every year 5 million tons of waste go into a landfill, and in total 2 billion tons of urine, feces, paper and plastic – all contributed by diapers go into a landfill – that’s a lot of waste. Distilling that down, your child will be responsible for one ton of waste every year that they’re in diapers. That’s a lot of pee and poop going into the environment. That’s one reason. And another reason is water. A lot of people say, “Don’t cloth diapers. You’ll use way too much water.” When in fact the manufacturing and the usage of disposable diapers uses 2.3 times more waste than cloth diapers. When a disposable diaper is being cut in the factories, shoots of razor sharp water will actually cut out the legs and shape of the disposable diaper. And that’s water that isn’t recycled. That’s a lot more than a few extra loads of laundry a week.

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Lisa Hubbard is from Dublin, Ireland. She studied English Studies at Trinity College in Dublin. After graduating, Lisa moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. These days Lisa is thrilled to be undertaking her most challenging, but rewarding, role to date - that of Mom to two year old Juliet and six month old Roan. In 2010, Lisa became a partner in tush. - a cloth diaper workshop based in Los Angeles - aiming to demystify and simplify cloth diapering for new parents. Lisa's parenting philosophy can be boiled down to two words - whatever works! 

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