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Flusahble diapers - Roxanne

Jun. 22nd, 2006

11:44 am - Flusahble diapers

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Anybody hear of these before: gDiapers
What do you think? (especially wyckhurst)

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From:annilita
Date:June 22nd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
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A woman on my list was looking into those a few months ago. From what I understand, if your plumbing isn't up to snuff, they can cause real problems.
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From:roxietiel
Date:June 22nd, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
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That was something else I was thinking of...you know how some of those low-flush toilets are.
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From:roxietiel
Date:June 22nd, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
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They seem nice in that you're not filling a landfill and you're not using a ton of water to wash them. But, you still need to buy the liners and wash the g-pants if they get stuff on them. Hmmmm...
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From:satharn
Date:June 22nd, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
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It seems like no matter what you do its always going to be a bit of work. I guess its dependant on what your plumbing or time situation is. When I did diaper duty for friend it was usually the standard regular diaper. (There were no real fancy innovations yet except training pants) The things I ended up washing regularly were the bibs and clothing changes for squirmy baby during lunch syndrom. :D I did recycle the baby food jars though.
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From:annilita
Date:June 22nd, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Well, really, they do end up in landfills. All the solid waste that you flush is treated to kill the ickie stuff and then the treatment plants skim it all out of the water and truck it to the dump. So some of it will degrade to the point where it will make it through the skimming and back into the rivers/reclamaition area, but not much.
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From:roxietiel
Date:June 22nd, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Although later on in their pages, they said you could put it in a compost pile and it would completely degrade that way (in one compost cycle).
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From:annilita
Date:June 22nd, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but... human waste? I thought that was a no-no for compost piles? I mean, you could do it, but you couldn't use it on your garden. Well, I suppose you could, just not on your edibles.

With the amount of diapers, you could end up with a side business selling the compost. :)
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From:lysander_cat
Date:June 22nd, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Does Hamner know that you're curious about diapers?
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