Diapering_: Environmental Concerns

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 02, 2008 | 0 comments
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Environmental Concerns II - Looking at Both Sides of the Issue

Wow! Awesome article. I don't know how anyone could claim it was a grey area after reading that.

My only suggestions for the list of ways to lessen the impact would be:

• Use woolen covers ,thus avoiding synthetics usually found in covers.
• Use flats for reduced drying time (not sure if this applies to machine drying because I don't do that).
• Pass on stuff you no longer need/ Buy used stuff if possible.
• You did mention sunshine for bleaching but not for drying (I hope that is not too nit-picky)
• I did also wonder about solar hot water and reed beds for water treatment, but I think that's probably straying a bit too far from cloth diapers (and is a lot less do-able for most people) (it's a dream of mine to have a solar hot water heater some day).

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