Monday, March 26, 2012

An Earth Day FuzziBunz for Earth Day Giveaway!!!Ends

I am giving away an Earth Day one size FuzziBunz in honor of Earth Day. I don't think I even need to post about the benefits of using cloth diapers, as most of us already know, but I do feel like posting about some of the negative aspects of using disposables. I don't think everyone realizes the impact of disposables. 
  • It takes 250,000 trees annually to produce diapers in the US or one-billion trees world-wide.
  • Annually In Canada 75.5 million pounds of paper goes into the production of 1.7 billion disposable diapers and in the United States 800 million pounds of paper goes into the manufacture of ten billion diapers.
  • Waste water from the production of pulp, paper, and plastics used in disposable diapers contains harmful ingredients such as dioxins, sludge, solvents, and heavy metals.
  • A valuable, non-renewable, and diminishing resource, petroleum, is used to produce the plastic in the disposable diaper and in the packaging. 3.5 billon gallons of oil are used to produce 18 million disposable diapers each year.
  • It takes a disposable diaper 500 years to decompose (contained in a plastic garbage bag and buried in a landfill).
  • Chemicals used in disposable diapers: Sodium Polyacrylate - This is a super-absorbent gel that shows up as little crystals on baby’s skin. It has been found in the urinary tract of babies. It causes severe diaper rash and it may cause bleeding in the perineum and scrotal tissue. This chemical was linked to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in tampon users and has since been discontinued in tampon production. No mother would ever knowingly expose her baby to this toxic chemical, yet millions of mothers do for the first few years of their baby’s life, with babies at risk twenty-four hours a day, every day!  Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) - This chemical off-gases vinyl chloride which is recognized by the EPA as a health hazard (remember when all the mini-blinds were recalled?) Yet this dangerous chemical is a recognized, acceptable component in an infant consumer product.

Well, these are just some of the downfalls of disposables. I spend a lot of time talking to mothers about this topic hoping they will choose to go cloth. I know I have converted a handful so far and hope for more. This Earth Day, I am hoping all of you out there will step up this effort as well. If you already are, keep it up! If not, pledge to yourself to start. I believe that being green, and making small steps to save our planet have to begin with something to encourage and inspire us. What better way to inspire than starting with Cloth Diapers! 

If you are not a cloth diaper user, or even if you are, let me inspire you to take the steps to being green with this lovely Earth Day diaper!
How perfect would this be to show off at an Earth Day event? And what an awesome way to show that you are making a difference for this planet by using cloth!  Not to mention I have been promising a baby related giveaway! Well, here you go just in time for Earth Day.  Enter below and thank you for taking the time to visit.  Hit the "read more" to get to the rafflecopter.

Mechele









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48 comments:

nicole said...

I wrap my babies' booties in cloth diapers, every day!

RissaMamaRex said...

Will be using cloth diapers and wipes from day 1 with my bean to be :)

Laura O in AK said...

We go 'green' as much as we can. I buy staples in bulk to cut down on packaging. We repurpose good containers, too. And, we've cloth diapered all 4 boys with a splash of disposables as needed.

Amy V said...

i use some cloth on my 14 mo old

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Kelsie Harris said...

I exclusively cloth diaper, exclusively breastfeed, recycle, and try to reuse and refurbish as much as possible.

Maria Ivey said...

We cloth diaper and recycle as much as we can. We also use green cleaning products.

Rachel said...

We use only cloth diapers and cloth wipes, we recycle, and we use green cleaning products.

Michaela anderson said...

Cloth diaper and cloth wipes

na said...

I made the switch from disposable to cloth diapers!!!Yaaaayyyy!!!!

Julie said...

We use cloth diapers and cloth wipes. We also recycle paper, plastic and glass and take advantage of our community's freecycle group.

Parsimonious Pash said...

I do everything I can from recycling, to buying green products, and using reusable containers instead of disposable.

Jessica Bonner said...

I cloth diaper my son and use cloth wipes.

Heather Bowles said...

I'm making the investment now, while pregnant, so start cloth diapering from the very beginning.

tadepole mom said...

we go green as much as possible- choosing products that have less pacakaging, filling the recycle bin fuller then the trash bin, planting native plants in the yard, and when we move we will have a compost bin ( so excited about that one!) and of course cloth daipering :)

Twitterpated Rabbitry said...

We use cloth diapers, grow our own herbs and veggies, use homemade earth friendly cleaning products, recycle and reuse containers and only make shopping trips every 2 weeks to cut down on automotive pollution and gas usage.

Jaye Payne said...

Love cloth! We exclusively cloth diaper and are huge advocates, i would LOVE this diaper for my sons lil rump!

Roxanne said...

I would love to try a fuzzibunz diaper.

con said...

I use cloth diapers and recycle plastic.

Beth said...

Use cloth diapers!!

goneva said...

We use cloth dipes and wipes, recycle all plastic, metal, cardboard, and harvest rain water.

Sandy VanHoey said...

we recycle aluminum, paper and plastic, use energyu efficient light bulbs and more
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Kirstie said...

We cloth diaper!

Ridwanah Alladin said...

I use cloth diapers, recycle, and am trying to use more cloth items than paper... for example, paper towels, etc.

Ridwanah Alladin said...

I use cloth diapers, recycle, and am trying to use more cloth items than paper... for example, paper towels, etc.

Jen said...

We use cloth diapers.

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