01. 06. 2007
Environment friendly gDiapers
Parents who have used cloth diapers know that that they are not really a viable option for the night or during travel. Not to mention, the messy leaks and the hassle of washing them all at home. This is where the disposable ones step in as a convenient alternative. However, the disposal of these diapers is a great environmental concern. Statistically, almost all of over 20 billion diapers sold annually (or 3.5 million tons of poop and plastic ) go directly into a landfill somewhere in America. And if that isn't shocking enough, try this - a single diaper can take over 500 years to decompose in a landfill!
So when I came across gDiapers, apparently the world's first flushable diapers, it struck me as being innovative (the product is not new however, it has been in the market for over a year now). The design is completely eco-friendly - the outer layer of each diaper is made of a natural water-absorbing polymer, extracted from trees. And the inner layers are made of soft, elemental chlorine-free fluffed wood pulp. The biggest advantage however, is apparent - the diapers are 100% bio-degradable and can be flushed down the toilet. This could be a boon when you are outside home and when cloth diapers could become quite messy to handle.
The starter kit retails at $24.99. Along with the starter kit, you will have to buy the flushable inserts (a small pack costs $14.49) in order to flush the diapers. Choose from among the cute little designs online.