The urgent need

The problem with conventional diapers

Single-use conventional diapers are typically made from a variety of synthetic materials such as polypropylene/polyethylene and other plastics that take approximately 500 years to decompose in landfills.  Considering that a baby goes through thousands of diapers in their lifetime, the alarming environmental burden of conventional diapers is unfortunately set to affect generations to come.

Conventional diapers are also treated with dozens of dangerous chemicals and allergens- such as pthalates, TBT and chlorine- that can cause adverse skin reactions and wounds. Such diapers are additionally an established risk factor for urinary tract infections (UTIs) since the faeces in the diaper are not contained and can infiltrate into the genitals and cause infection.

The problem with “Biodegradable” and “Healthy” diapers

Diapers marketed as biodegradable and eco-friendly are in fact only 50-80% biodegradable. They often still contain plastics and petroleum-derived superabsorbent polymer gel, and can take up to 50 years to decompose in landfills. While substantially more eco-friendly than conventional diapers, they still pose a great burden on the environment.

Diapers marketed as “natural” and “healthy” are treated with substantially fewer harmful chemicals than conventional diapers but can still include harsh chemicals, such as chlorine, that may have adverse effects for sensitive skin. Moreover, like conventional diapers, they are not designed for faecal containment and can lead to urinary tract infections.
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