As anyone who reads this blog regularly knows, I am a convert to the world of cloth diapers. I would even say that I am little cloth diaper crazy. If I had the funds available, I would probably own one of every type of cute cloth diaper out there. There are so many great benefits to cloth diapering: no chemicals next to babies sensitive skin, earlier potty training (reportedly, I don't have first hand experience with this yet), cute fluffy diaper butt, adjustable absorbency, no more poop-up-the-back incidents, and the list goes on.
My focus for today is the reduction in consumer waste. I am amazed by the amount of waste some families in my neighborhood produce. Once Logan came along and we were using the disposable diapers, our trash output increased to two full bags twice a week! I couldn't believe it. Now that we are almost completely disposable free (except for the occasional between washes) we are down to only one full bag every week to week and a half. I'm expecting that number to drop even lower once we start our composting bin, as most of our trash is hard vegetable scraps that our garbage disposal would choke on. What could be better? Saving money AND reducing consumer waste all in one fell swoop!
What do you do to reduce your consumer waste? Please share your tip(s) in the comments section!