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Friday, March 5, 2010

Environmentally Friendly

"It is estimated that roughly 5 million tons of untreated waste and a total of 2 billion tons of urine, feces, plastic and paper are added to landfills annually. It takes around 80,000 pounds of plastic and over 200,000 trees a year to manufacture the disposable diapers for American babies alone. Although some disposables are said to be biodegradable; in order for these diapers to decompose, they must be exposed to air (oxygen) and sun. Since this is highly unlikely, it can take several hundred years for the decomposition of disposables to take place, with some of the plastic material never decomposing."
I borrowed this statement from another website. I have found many statements that are similar. I had never really thought about just how big of an impact disposable diapers make on our environment. Babies aren't going to go away but the choices we make can impact our world.

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