Do you really need plastic disposables for ME?
Here are more deplorable facts about plastic disposables! Every day in the UK alone 9 million disposable nappies are tipped into landfill sites. It is estimated that nappy waste comprises 4 per cent of all household waste.
Viruses in soiled disposable nappies can survive for over two weeks and run off from landfills containing disposable nappies can contaminate groundwater supplies.
Plastic disposables use 3 and a half times more total energy, 8 times more non-renewable materials and 90 times more renewable materials than cloth nappies. They produce 60 times more solid waste and use 25 per cent more land for growing the materials used in their manufacture!
Use cloth nappies for the planet!
From: A Slice of Organic Life by Editor-in-Chief Sheherazade Goldsmith.