Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Which diapers are best for baby - and the biosphere?

Interestingly, the most thoughtful and informative article I've read so far on the environmental and health factors of different types of diapers was entitled "The Poop on Eco-Friendly Diapers." Definitely check it out if you're interested in the topic. Here are some of the points I hadn't heard before:

  • Nothing breaks down well in a landfill - not regular disposable diapers, not biodegradable diapers, not the other stuff we're throwing in there.
  • Cloth diapers might better for boys' health.
  • Studies on environmental impact come to varying conclusions - which type of diaper is the most "eco-friendly" depends on which factors you're looking at.

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