Disposable diapers are a relatively recent invention. Up until the early 1970’s mothers had no real alternative to classic cloth nappies.
Biodegradable, environmentally friendly, disposable diapers consist of an absorbent pad placed between two sheets of a porous non-woven fabric-like material made from long fibres, eg felt, which are used as an alternative to polyurethane products.
Non-woven materials are used in numerous applications from Baby and Adult nappies and wipes to tea bags, Hepa filtration and erosion control just to mention a few.
The absorbent Pad:
The single most important property is its ability to absorb and retain moisture. Today’s state-of-the-art eco disposable diapers absorb 15 times it weight in fluid.
Disposable diapers have a significant impact on the environment, particularly when you consider 90% of babies use disposable diapers. The impact of millions of disposable nappies going into landfills is enormous!
The following information we believe to be factual:
Traditional disposable diapers do not degrade well due to plastic material used plus the lack of exposure to light and air which is essential for the process.
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that 20-22 billion disposable baby diapers end up in landfill each year!
A percentage of disposable diapers contain faeces which presents a bio-hazard in itself and may seep into the ground water.