January 3, 2007

Oprah’s School Opens

gDiapers: Earth and Baby Friendly

One day over breakfast, the Graham-Nye’s came across an interesting fact – they found that conventional disposable diapers are the third largest contributors to landfills in the world and yet only five percent of the population uses them.

gdiapersIt was a fact of stunning proportion met by another amazing fact: A single disposable diaper can take up to 500 years to bio-degrade in the landfill.

That got the Graham-Nye’s thinking, since they were about to have a baby themselves. At 60 diapers a week until toilet training kicks in, compounded by the possibility of having more than one child, well, it was beyond comprehension. And so they gasped. Did they want to jump on the landfill train?
Absolutely not! What would the neighbors say? How would they face the world on Earth Day? And what about their garbage can? Could it contain it all?

It was too much to imagine and so they did what any two self respecting, socially responsible people do in a situation like that, they began researching an alternative. Obviously, disposables were out. Cloth used too much water for the water conscious couple living in drought-stricken Australia.

And then they found it: A company in Tasmania that made flushable diapers. They were delighted to find them in their own backyard. Well just a small shipping charge away and placed an order immediately. The idea went over big with family and friends.

And so, the Graham-Nye’s brought this revolutionary new concept to the U.S. all the way from Australia.

Flushable gDiapers

– Ravi Jayagopal / Indian Baby Names