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The Water Debate

Here Comes the NW’s Biggest Baby Shower

The average cloth diapering family washes one load of cloth diapers every 3-4 days. At 20-40 gallons of water per load (depending on your machine) that may sound like a lot of water, but the production of disposable diapers uses 2.3 times more water. While it is a legitimate concern, especially in parts of the country that suffer from droughts, you have to also look at other environmental benefits of cloth diapering in order to offset the use of water. To offset your water usage even more, consider a high efficiency washing machine and line drying your diapers. By using cloth diapers you are saving energy, fuel, and petroleum that are used to produce disposable diapers. An independent study found that “on a per-diaper-change basis, manufacturing of single-use diapers require nearly six times the amount of energy used in manufacturing reusable diapers.” In addition to resources, you are also preventing approximately one ton of garbage from being disposed of in the landfill (if choosing cloth diapers full time).

Line drying your diapers will also act as a natural bleaching agent.

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Spring 2014 Issue of Green Child Magazine  

Celebrate Spring with all the latest in natural parenting and green living. We searched high and low for the safest, most convenient and eco...

Spring 2014 Issue of Green Child Magazine  

Celebrate Spring with all the latest in natural parenting and green living. We searched high and low for the safest, most convenient and eco...