Blog : Breaking Out of the Disposable Cycle

By Madalyn | Dec 18, 2014 | in

In the throwaway culture that modern Americans live in, it is important to recognize those companies that break free from the mold. Green Earth Baby Works is one such company that is making a difference by reducing unnecessary waste and offering a healthier alternative to disposable diapers.

Right now through Dec. 31, Green Alliance members save 5% off of 12 weeks of cloth diaper service, 10% off of 26 weeks, and 15% off of 52 weeks.

Using and cleaning cloth diapers has never been easier with Green Earth Baby Works. Their laundry service reaches from Portland, Maine down through Gloucester, Mass., the seacoast region out to Concord down through Salem, Nashua, and the Manchester area. Leo host Cloth 101 classes in her store introducing people to her unique line of products, and showing how “using cloth” has never been easier!

Owner and operator of Green Earth Baby Works, Kim Leo is an advocate for using cloth diapers, as a more sustainable and healthier alternative to disposable diapers. Green Earth Baby Works offers a wide range of cloth diaper products, accessories, and services and is the only cloth diaper service in New Hampshire. “I’m trying to make having cloth diapers as accessible as possible. I’m not into up-selling products or cutting corners. I want to find out what works for you, work with you to achieve that, while saving you money and helping the environment at the same time,” says Leo.

More families choose to use cloth diapers over disposable diapers for the environmental and health benefits. Modern cloth diapers no longer use pins and plastic pants, but are simple to use, cost effective, and stylish. Maintenance is now easier than ever before. Parents no longer need to dunk the cloth diapers for cleaning, as they now offer biodegradable disposable liners and diapers sprays. Even for the parent on the go, modern cloth diapers use Hook&Loop and snaps for easy on and off changes. The use of a wet bag for transporting soiled cloth diapers offers a cleaner solutions during transportation.

The average newborn will go through roughly 6,000 to 8,000 disposable diapers in their first three years of life and those diapers will spend the next 200 to 500 years in a landfill. Parents spend thousands of dollars on disposable diapers that are a main contributor to the growing landfill legacy and environmental degradation Americans are leaving behind. The momentary convenience of single use diapers has a long term impact that is finally coming to light; disposable diapers in landfills will outlive the children who wore them.

Leo, along with other cloth diaper advocates, want parents-to-be to recognize that their choice matters when deciding on the types of diapers to use for their family.

All Green Alliance Members now through Dec. 31 5% off of 12 weeks of cloth diaper service, 10% off of 26 weeks, and 15% off of 52 weeks. Regularly, save 10% on a year's service, and get the 13th month FREE! Also, save 10% on all products and accessories! Not a GA Member? Join here!