Disposable diapers are the 3rd largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent 30% of non-biodegradable waste.
Can we compost them?
•Even some manufacturer’s claim that their diaper are 85% biodegradable
•Most are rolled into tight little balls (plastics bag) and put in sealed landfills
•Without air and water, it take about 500 years for the diaper to decompose
§Plastic is non compostable
§Malaysia has Zero facilities that could do this composting
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN PLANET
The disposable diaper doesn’t just originate at the store and then end up in the garbage. By examining the cycle, we see that the disposable diaper is harmful at every stage in its life. To the environment when produce, to the baby and back to environments.
Most people who use these disposable diapers are impacted in the smallest ways, with a minor diaper rash being the only clue that diapers are not healthy. The other impacts were mostly invisible to us.
All that harm for what ? A product that is used for a few hours and then unsafely thrown out as a ball of plastic and feces to sit for 500 years. You are responsible for the way your children will live in future.
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