It's more important than ever that we evaluate our impact on the environment with every choice we make. Disposable diapers can be severely detrimental , and in some cases, cause immeasurable harm to the environment. Here are some staggering facts that many might not realize.
Every child adds around 6,500 disposable diapers to our landfills.
Disposable diapers have little to no recycling potential once they are used.
It's estimated that disposable diapers can take up to 500 years to decompose.
One baby can produce up to 2 tons of landfill waste using disposable diapers.
250,000 trees are used for disposable diaper production in America, and 1 billion globally.
Viruses found in feces can pose a threat to our water supplies and wildlife.
There are serious concerns over contamination with disposable diapers going into landfills.
Disposable diapers are estimated to be the 3rd largest consumer product found in landfills.
30% of disposable diapers are made of petroleum - a leading factor in climate change.