Humm…diapers that compost. Diapers that will disappear over a short period of time and leave nothing behind. Zero waste. I’ve found very few packages that make the claim their diapers are in fact, compostable. Most green-washed diapers claim “biodegradable and better for the environment.” How so?
Biodegradable does not mean compostable. Biodegradable means the plastic and diaper pieces break down into tiny bits of plastic and stay around forever. Hell, they probably end up in the plastic soup in the sea. Plastic soup you say? Google the Great Pacific Patch and see what you learn.
This is what I’ve discovered and learned in my short time as a mama (trying to tread environmentally lightly) while dealing with diapers. I’m sure I have much more to learn. This is also what the compostable diaper packages fail to stress…
Hmm, really? Because this packaging looks more like potato chip packaging that cannot be recycled. But composted? I sent this one in to Terracycle instead.
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Tagged Baby, Compost, compost vs biodegradable, compostable diapers, Diaper, green mama, living green, military spouse, militaryzerowaste, zero waste
Not a very green post, this one. Just thought I’d share a little. I don’t do that enough.
I am floored how busy I am with one kid. Just one. And granted, I realize my life isn’t any different from any other mother, but I just thought I’d give a peek into mine. And hey, it’s all new to me.
She looks innocent enough, doesn’t she?
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Tagged Baby, childcare, Children, cloth diapers, Diaper, diaper bag, Family, home with baby, homemaker, military wife, military zero waste, Plastic pants, toys and books, zero waste
There is nothing prettier to me than the bright whites blowing in the breeze…
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Tagged Baby, baby powder, cloth diaper, Compost, compostable diapers, Diaper, diaper rash, diapering, Eco natural diapers, military families, military spouse, military zero waste, mother-in-law, Plastic pants, zero waste
I thought the baby would add all sorts of environmental things to write about. Not so. She’s made relatively little difference in our green lifestyle.
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Tagged Baby, Baby food, cloth diapers, Diaper, glass bottles, green lifestyle, homemade wipes, Laundry, military lifestyle, military spouse, nursing, Plastic pants, recycle, reducing carbon footprint, second-hand, used clothes, used toys, zero waste
I cry every time I watch this.
I feel overwhelmed and inspired at the same time.
Posted in Baby, Folks helping the environment, Need vs want, Switching products/brands
Tagged Baby shower, cloth diaper, compostable diaper, Diaper, Disposable, disposable diaper, GDiaper, make a difference, military spouse, rubbish, trash, waste, zero waste
From the get-go, we shot for homemade wipies. I mean we had all these old white t-shirts, why not cut them up and reuse them? Why pay for wipes when it took minutes to make them?
Yeah, not so easy.
While we wait for the closing of the house, we reside in a hotel and tomorrow we’ll be nearing a month in this room. No furnished place to rent existed and in a town with a population of 5,000, we simply didn’t have much choice. And that’s okay. I thought I could do zero waste without much of a problem here, but it’s been the biggest challenge yet.
The sink used to wash dishes, bibs full of spit up, face, hands and the baby.