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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cloth Diapes vs. Disposable Diapers

Are cloth diapers that much greener than disposables? - By Brendan I. Koerner - Slate Magazine

Should My Baby Wear Huggies?Going diaper shopping for the Little Green Penlight.

In March, the Green Lantern wondered: Are cloth diapers really better for the environment than disposables? The piece is reprinted below.

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty. Click image to expand.I'm about to have my first child, and my husband and I are vigorously debating our diaper options. Old-fashioned cloth nappies seem like a greener choice than plasticky disposables, but I've heard this isn't necessarily the case—washing machines don't run on pixie dust, after all. Can we put Huggies on the tyke without feeling too guilty, or is cloth the clear environmental winner?...................Finish The article here:  http://www.slate.com/id/2187278/

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