It’s a little difficult for fish to “just keep swimming” when there are 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile polluting our oceans. An outstanding 90% of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface is plastic… like straws, water bottles and grocery bags.
50% of the plastic we use is single- use, meaning that we use it once then throw it away. Disposable diapers are single- use: babies wear them once, soil them, and then their parents throw them away. Enough plastic is thrown out each year to circle the Earth four times and more than eight million tons of our plastic waste is dumped into our oceans each year… no wonder it was so hard to find Nemo!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch- located off the coast of California is the world’s largest ocean garbage site- it is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.
Plastic in our oceans is detrimental to our sea life: one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed each year from plastic in our oceans and by 2050, our oceans are predicted to contain more plastic than fish by weight.
Virtually all disposable diapers on the market today use plastic in their diapers, even the ones that claim to be eco- friendly! It takes 286 pounds of plastic (including packaging) to diaper just one baby.
So, although you may not be chucking your baby’s poop bomb directly into the water at your nearest beach, just diapering your baby in plastic disposable diapers is contributing to the plastic chaos that are destroying our planet.Read Our Manifesto
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