We have done the whole conversation about women's sanitary products, and how bad it to be throwing all of the pads into landfills, but the amount of disposable baby diapers that get thrown away each year.
I just read an article with some statistics that were quite amazing to me. They are only for the United States, so image them scaled up for the rest of the world.
Approximately 90-95% of American babies use 27.4 billion single-use, plastic diapers every year. This generates 7.6 billion pounds of garbage each year.
Disposable diapers are the 3rd largest consumer item in landfills, and represent 30% of non-biodegradable waste.
I don't know how many people on here have kids, but I'm curious how you all feel about the alternatives to disposable diapers?