Monday, April 19, 2010

Hello Detergent! Goodbye Landfill!

So, even though we advocate the use of less detergent as a step towards a healthier environment, there are some instances when a little detergent is a good thing. Take diapers for example. Most parents in the U.S. use disposable diapers. The Real Diaper Association estimates that 27.4 billion disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S. and that over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill. So what did parents do before disposable diapers? Washable, reusable cloth diapers of course. We discovered Andina Diapers at the Natural Products Expo recently and were impressed with the soft, absorbent cotton they use. After wearing they can be thrown in the washing machine instead of the trash. Andina recommends using a non-residue detergent such as Charlie's Soap. This is one use of detergent we endorse!

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