Disposable Vs Reusable
I could go on and on about all of the potential ways you can reduce waste with a baby in the house. It takes time. It has taken me 9 years to get to where I am now and we have done one thing at a time. We started with nappies and went from there. Over time we added in one little step at a time and have become a sustainable household. We are not perfect, we are just doing our best.
Some days it feels like using disposable things are easier than using reusable things. I believe that it is our mindset that needs to change.
From my personal experience, I believe that we were convinced by very astute marketing that we would have more time available in our lives if we used disposable products because you could just throw it away when you are done with it instead of taking the time to wash it.
Over time in our home we have found that most reusable things will work just as well if not better than their disposable counterparts, it is just that fact that you can dispose of it instead of cleaning something that makes it seem easier at the time.
But when you look at how much more it costs to buy the disposable options, I believe we ended up working for longer to be able to afford the disposable life style. At the end of the day we realized that we were actually just throwing our money into the landfill.
Now we are more aware of what we buy, what we throw away and our overall waste situation. If I can do it, anyone can do it!
What can you do.......Just go for it! Even if you only use one cloth nappy per day, you will make a difference every day!