June 17, 2009

earth baby

New parents are always faced with the decision of which kind of diapers to use. Considerations of the environment, convenience and lifestyle are obvious factors.

My kids are out of diapers now, but I was nonetheless really intrigued by a new choice in the mix: a compostable diaper service.

Earth Baby serves the San Francisco Bay Area, with the aim to eliminate disposable diapers and wipes from landfills. The company was started by 3 local families, who "are dedicated to providing our customers with compostable diapers and wipes that equal the name-brand disposables in every way: comfort, absorbency, fit, appearance and most importantly, convenience. In addition, we are committed to responsibly composting, reusing or recycling everything we sell."

They claim to have the most environmentally responsible diapering solution available today. Earth Baby provides compostable diapers and wipes and later picks up the soiled items and composts them in their own special composting piles.

I would have loved to been able to try Earth Baby when my kids were in diapers. You know, sometimes to solve big problems you have to think up a whole new approach, and I really respect that they have brought a new option to the market.

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