Friday, April 28, 2006

Wow, diaper facts

I finally got to reading the article I told y'all to read. These facts really stood out:

Some of the facts: 18 billion disposable diapers are thrown in landfills each year, taking as many as 500 years to decompose. Disposable diapers make up the third largest source of solid waste in landfills, after newspapers and food and beverage containers--a significant fact, considering they are a single product, used by a limited portion of the population.1 It takes upwards of 82,000 tons of plastic and 1.3 million tons of wood pulp, or a quarter-million trees, to manufacture the disposable diapers that cover the bottoms of 90 percent of the babies born in the US.

( (2.) Rhode Island Solid Waste Management Corporation.)

Wow. Really, check out the article.

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