Monday, October 20, 2008

Disposable Diapers Are Greener Than Cloth Diapers

According to a new report by the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, reusable cloth diapers (apparently referred to as nappies on the other side of the pond) have a larger carbon footprint than their plastic disposable brethren.

The report found that while disposable nappies used over 2½ years would have a global warming impact of 550kg of CO2 reusable nappies produced 570kg of CO2 on average. But if parents used tumble dryers and washed the reusable nappies at 90C, the impact could spiral to 993kg of CO2.
via Times Online

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