Preserving the Environment With Eco-Friendly Baby Products

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It takes five hundred years for a disposable diaper to decompose. The US alone generates more than twenty-seven billion diapers annually.

The reason that they take so long to degenerate is that not only do they contain a little PVC, which makes plastic but also several harmful chemicals. To find out more, visit our blog at “Nutur – webshop for natural” or eco-friendly advice.

When your baby wears a disposable diaper, every time the baby poops you change its diaper and throw it out. Or if the diaper is soiled and the baby cries, you change it. This happens every few hours. You can end up using five diapers per day per year. It is estimated that 5300 diapers are used for one baby throughout the diaper period. Every time, you change the diaper, you should remember that the diaper has a toxic chemical in it, which is harmful to the baby. The best solution is to buy toxic free baby products. A lot of baby products are toxic in nature. To buy eco-friendly and save products, you can visit the Nutur webshop. Our blog recommends that you purchase Naty by Naturen and Bambo Nature disposable diapers, which are eco-friendly brands. For Australians, the best option is to purchase EC originals.

Most disposable diapers contain carcinogens and can cause serious illnesses in the long term. These are mostly used in diapers made with technology which helps in keeping babies dry. These include chemicals like Polypropylene or Polyethylene; Dioxins; Chlorines; hot-melt adhesives; ink; dyes; fragrances; phthalates; and super absorbent polymers (SAP), which are strengthened with chemicals.  Diaper industry makes nearly 1900 USD per family, on an annual basis, which is a turnover of almost 50 billion USD annually worldwide.

Let’s check the wastage in the production process of these diapers, which makes them less eco-friendly. The production of a diaper per baby per year involves the following:

• Carbon Dioxide generated is 220 kg

• Wood used is 136 kg

• Crude oil used to manufacture is 22 kg

• Chloride, a harmful chemical, which mixes with effluents and pollutes is 9 kg

• Plastic required is 130 kg

• Wood pulp needed is 200 – 400 kg

The diaper industry cuts 3.6 million trees in a year. It also uses 43.4 billion gallons of oil or crude, which is a scarce commodity or a natural resource. Chloride used is almost 13.4 billion.

Disposable diapers are convenient and comfortable. Also, eco-friendly diapers may not be available easily. Don’t worry; there is a solution to this issue. In fact, there are many solutions. Something you can do is to use fewer diapers per day. That means, don’t change the baby so often. You have to train the baby at a younger age, which will make it less dependent on a diaper. Further, you can use biodegradable diapers. These diapers are less likely to harm the environment and do not take hundreds of years to decompose. You can avoid commercial and disposable diapers altogether by changing to washable diapers. Washable diapers are not just eco-friendly. They are also pocket-friendly or cost effective. You can save up to 500 euro per baby using these diapers. Apart from that washable diapers are manufactured in a more eco-friendly process. They consume less carbon dioxide, which are the emissions are 1.5 to 2.5 times lower.

You can also separate the garbage. That is, instead of disposing of the diapers along with rest of waste, you can demand that they should be collected separately. Thus, you can dispose of them separately. You can form a group and approach your local council or the body responsible for garbage collection in your area. You can ask them to collect this garbage separately.

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