GDiapers: World’s First Flushable Diaper on Inhabitots

by , 09/17/08

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Consider the fact that disposable diapers make up the third-largest consumer item dumped in landfills and take 500 years to decompose. Clearly there is a environmental problem waiting to be solved in the design of diapers. Now gDiapers have presented a solution – the world’s first flushable, compostable diaper! Their cute eco baby bottom-toppers are the first diapers to merge the convenience of disposables with the sustainability of cloth diapers. Our own eco-mama Jill Fehrenbacher has been testing GDiapers out on her little Inhabitot, and she has lots to report. Head over to Inhabitots for an in-depth review >

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  1. tim September 20, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Reading the link, it looks like you only flush the insert, which partially dissolves before you flush. So maybe not as green as cloth, but definitely better than disposable.

  2. hereitcomesagain September 20, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Folks, Many plumbing and sewer systems out there are 100 years of age, and even the new ones are designed for mostly liquid waste with not much solids mixed in. Can promise that no plumber or wastewater treatment plant operator is going to endorse this. Plugged plumbing and sewer lines and increased solids to be removed from wastewater streams and landfilled? Not so green.

    Cloth diapers, with a service, if necessary, are the green choice on this one. Sorry to be the one to break it to you.

  3. PW September 19, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Hmmm. Not the first I think. Our 2 have grown up using the Natures Baby 100% compostable, bio-degradable nappies that degrade in about 6 weeks. You can get them online or in the UK from the massive Sainsbury\’s supermarket chain. Work a treat and won\’t louse up planet earth.

    Here\’s their explanation…

    \”About Natures Baby Nappies –
    The surface of each nappy is covered with a film made from natural maize, 100% GM free, which lets the baby’s skin stay dry and breathe naturally not like the plastic surface of other nappies that look similar. The absorption layer is made from natural chlorine tree pulp that has been approved by the Scandinavian Environmental Society . The Nature boy & girl nappy has a unique channel construction which reduces the level of super absorbents by 50% compared to other market leaders, without loosing performance.

    The Nature boy & girl nappy is easy to put on and thinner than most nappies without loosing their ability to absorb. They are so thin that they allow the freedom of movement your baby needs. The patented crease-line design and superior fit keeps the baby dry and comfortable. Nature boy & girl is made from 70% natural materials which is unique for a nappy that maintains the same high standards as other market leaders.\”

  4. aarmel September 17, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I believe they licensed their design from, a Tasmanian, Australian company.

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