Reusable Diapers’ Dirty Little Secret

What is it? They’re not as green as disposable ones!!! Gasp!

See the following story:

Blow to image of ‘green’ reusable nappy

Here’s the lowdown:

The report found that while disposable nappies used over 2½ years would have a global warming impact of 550kg of CO2. Reusable nappies produced 570kg of CO2 on average. But if parents used tumble dryers and washed the reusable nappies at 90C, the impact could spiral to 993kg of CO2. A Defra spokesman said the government was shelving plans for future research on nappies.

Boy, that stinks (no pun intended) for more environmentally-conscious parents. Not only must they contend with Junior’s deuce on a more personal level, now they have to drop coin for carbon credits? It really isn’t easy being green…

Perhaps, the best part of the story is the allegation that the British government is trying to hush up the findings of the report,

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has instructed civil servants not to publicise the conclusions of the £50,000 nappy research project and to adopt a “defensive” stance towards its conclusions.

Leaves one to wonder why…

“Disposable Diapers, They’re Grrreen(er)”


2 Responses to Reusable Diapers’ Dirty Little Secret

  1. kris says:

    i saw this too and laughed…this is more evidence that the wisdom of man is many times very messed up…


  2. Kim Pina says:

    There is a reason why we have progressed from cloth diapers to disposable…and why many a mom will not regress, thank you very much!

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