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Reusable Diapers: Take a Trip to the Washer instead of to the Store
In a world that is becoming more aware every year of its environmental thumbprint; recyclable, reusable, and eco-friendly products are becoming more and more popular. Environmental sustainability is something that was lost for a time but it making new waves.
Hand in hand with environmental sustainability comes economic sustainability. The practice does refer to long-term growth without negatively impacting social, environmental, or cultural aspects of a community. Specifically, the careful use of resources with minimal waste.
When it comes to the products, we as humans consume, there is almost always a lot of waste.
Whether it simply is the packaging used to deliver a product to its customer or the actual product itself very few have companies have mastered both fields while still being able to make their product fiscally reasonable.
Disposable products are probably the hardest category to achieve this goal in.
Some disposable products have their place when it comes to recycling and waste management. But reusable products are effective in both those fields also without hurting your wallet.
Many disposable products are not recyclable or biodegradable after use. These products also need to be replaced requiring a trip to the store or an order online which takes time and money.
Are reusable products the best?
When it comes to reusable products it seems to be the best of both worlds. You get economical sustainability after your initial purchase so long as the product is quality and you are only contributing to any waste at this time too.
Take the Simple Being reusable cloth diapers for an example:
Besides the water used for washing this product to clean them for reuse, there is practically no waste, and no needs for trips to the store to resupply. This makes them ecologically friendly and economically friendly compared to their disposable counterparts. The fact they are fashionable and of good quality is just a plus!
Overall, when choosing products, if you have the choice and options, reusable is generally going to be the way to go.
TODDLER TIPS: THE CASE FOR REUSABLE DIAPERS
One of the most cringeworthy aspects of being a new parent is the knowledge that, for the foreseeable future, you will be spending a small fortune on disposable diapers. In fact, assuming that the average diaper costs $0.25, and the average baby goes through six to ten diapers per day, many families wind up spending upwards of $900 per year on diapers. Aside from their economic costs, disposable diapers are also massively wasteful in terms of their environmental impact, as they take approximately 500 years to decompose, contributing to over 6.8 thousand pounds of landfill waste every year in the US alone, according to Environmental Protection Agency data. These enormous economic and environmental costs inspired us to create a better alternative, and the result is our easy-wash, SimpleBeing Reusable Baby Cloth Diapers. Our diapers provide maximum leak protection, by incorporating snug leg openings and a waterproof cover. The interior of our Reusable Diaper is covered with a breathable lining, to wick moisture away from your baby’s skin and help prevent pesky diaper rash. Our unisex colorways work for any gender, and our hip snaps provide a perfect fit for babies of different sizes, allowing the diaper to grow along with your little one. We invite you to help us save your bank account and save the earth one diaper at a time.