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Friday, February 6, 2009

Validation That I am Doing Something Right

.......Not like I need validation but if I did, this is it! I was watching GMA this morning and they made mention to the fact that the average baby will wear 3,769 disposable diapers in their lifetime. WOW, astonishing. Now I am internally happy that I made the switch to cloth.

OK, I did the math and found out that all of the babies born in 2007 X 3,796 diapers would mean that (are you ready???)

16,263,235,000 diapers ended up in a landfill!!!!
Yes, you read that right, 16 BILLION diapers. Are you shocked? Disgusted?

Tell me how this makes you feel......


Leane said...

I don't like the stats, but I will continue to be ashamed of myself privately. I have not been able to bring myself to deal with poo any other way than disposing of it quickly and completely. I try to do everything else to be green (recycle, keep lights off and electronics unplugged, reuse items) but the disposable diapers are the one thing I can't give up (well, that and paper towels).....I am going to potty train as soon as possible to eliminate some impact soon. I am proud of you for making the switch, thanks for helping pick up the slack for the rest of us......including me.

Debra said...

Another gross one is that you can fill a 4 bedroom 3 bath house to the top with diapers in a year alone! EWWWWW

WTG Mags! It's a huge leap but it's a fun one!