The issue may be academic in India, where the diaper culture is limited to urban middle-class moms.In Australia,they say,diaper waste poses a disposal problem. They are now into reusable cloth diaper. Something that our mothers made out of discarded dhoti and sheets, before TV commercials talked them into Huggies, Pampers, and other brands of diaper.
The diaper debate in the West, initiated by green activists, discussed materials they used in making disposable nappy - petroleum by-products, tree products such as fluff pulp, and the chemicals added for fragrance.Cloth diapers made with standard cotton contained pesticide and fertilisers. Choosy parents, they say, have options - diapers made with fibers such as organic cotton, hemp or bamboo.
"Nappies have certainly changed since I had the um.. privilege.. of diaper changing. Back then, all they were was a square of cotton cloth, held together with a safety pin", says a writer in Green Living Tips. Her article speaks of EcoBums, a company in Adelaide that runs a nappy hire service. "I initially screwed up my nose a bit at the idea", says the writer, adding that the company claims to follow stringent cleaning procedure before sending nappies for reuse.
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Cloth Diaper Subsidy For Greener Bums
Reusable Vs disposable diaper