In 1991, a neutral advocacy group in the United Kingdom called Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) compared Proctor & Gamble studies. Even using the disposable industry’s own statistics, they found that disposables use “20 times more raw materials, 3 times more energy, 2 times more water and generate 60 times more solid waste” than do cloth diapers. Moreover, cloth is washed with oxygenated detergents that are bio-friendly. Compare that to the dioxin used to bleach disposables white and you have yet another reason to promote cotton. Many of the chemicals used in American disposable diapers have been banned in European countries because of their carcinogenic properties.
And for those times when disposables are just too convenient:
Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Diapers
2 Comments on “Top Five Reasons to Use Cloth Diapers”
you freaking hippie 🙂
My husband and I got the bumgenius 3.0 cloth diapers and absolutely love them! we haven’t tried any other brand, but these seem pretty popular.