We’re all so busy. We have so many things to focus on and attend to. We have to work. We have to maintain our homes and our health. We need some leisure or “down-time,” as well as time for individual creative exploration.
There is only so much time in the day, so we need inventions for the sake of convenience: Disposable diapers, formula and loads of electronic devices for entertainment, with television being at the helm.
With these items we gain time. But at what cost?
Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill. Millions of dollars are spent to discard disposable diapers, whereas cotton diapers are reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags. It is estimated to take about anywhere from 200-500 years before diapers decompose. Disposables also often contain several toxic chemicals–not so good for our childrens’ health.