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Friday, February 10, 2006

It's not six of one, half a dozen of the other. If you have a product that you use only once and throw away versus one that is used more than 100 times before it is retired to rag status, the reusable product is easier on the environment. Sure you have to wash cloth, but you have to wash towels and sheets and shirts and underwear too. And we don't think we should have single-use shirts or pants because washing them time and again would be bad on our ecosystem. That argument makes it seem like my reusable plastic coffee cup is no better than the drink-and-toss ones you get from the coffee shop. Sure both take energy to create, but heck; you have to wash that reusable one over and over and over.

Not many people can manage an only cloth system -- and both LOD and I admittedly use disposable for travel purposes (and TIC gets them overnight too). But if everyone would use some cloth here and some disposables there, we'd end up with less of these.

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I love your site, But I cannot get Diapers for myself because I poohed Myself and They Don't Fit Because my Mom is too cheap to buy bigger ones...
How do you get cheaper but Bigger Diapers?

Posted by: Colin Defeitas | Feb 14, 2006 2:22:37 PM

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