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post #201 of 212
I'm with you, Lizzy (after spending too much time on line reading this entire discussion!)

1) G dipes are better than disposables (which should be illegal) because they biodegrade (and even if the gels don't decompose, at least we know that gels are already in the ground b/c people use potting soil).
2) It cracks me up to read people complaining about poop on a natural mothering site, come on, it's one of the most biodegradable, organic, natural things on earth. So it stinks, well wash your hands (without anti-bacterial, if your complaining about toxins in our water).
3) I agree with happyhats, g-dipes are a step in the right direction. I don't know how they are made, but the harm to our environment probably happens here w/ g-dipes, not after they are used.
4) I'm afraid I don't fully understand why water used to wash or flush is actually wasted. Isn't practically all "used" water, recycled?
5) I use cloth and I love it, but we all know they aren't the most convenient alternative. Our great grandmothers on wagon trains used to use cloth more than once, squeeze out the urine, and dry them. Scrape off the poop and . . . sound gross? Well, we waste so many resources, and put so many toxins into our environment (even us cloth using moms) that we're "conveniencing" ourselves out of a healthy planet.
post #202 of 212
oops accidentally posted twice!
post #203 of 212
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Originally Posted by Ifluffedthree View Post
G- Diapers make me wanna hurl.

Greenwashing at its finest.

Same SPA's and sposies and use far more water in manufacturing.

I have been singing the no G's blues for a while now. yuck, yuck, yuck.

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post #204 of 212
My only thing about the poop issue is that if you eat meat, poop is not healthy for the soil. ESPECIALLY with all of the hormones, anti-biotics, pesticides in the animals food, etc. You are what you eat and what your grandmother ate. If you are vegetarian go ahead and poo in your garden, no harm in that.
post #205 of 212
Poop is meant for the sewage system. That's a pretty well known fact that most environmentalists I know agree on. Washing your hands is one thing, but contaminating your ground water, and thus, food supplies is another. There is a serious health hazard to transmitting diseases through poop. Just because everyone does it doesn't make it ok.
post #206 of 212
Right. If you compost your personal waste, you have to do it properly.

see here
post #207 of 212
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Originally Posted by alaskaberry View Post
Right. If you compost your personal waste, you have to do it properly.

see here
Indeed. There is a really specific way you have to do it so that you don't contiminate groundwater, ect. I think it involves sawdust?

I should add that doing your own composting of your waste (assuming you know you have no contagious diseases) would be the only exception to "poop goes in the sewer" I actually had forgotten about that option. I did see something about it on this episode of 30 days called "off the grid."
post #208 of 212
Yes, a sawdust toilet...And we have plenty of sawdust lying around our house, so I am in the process of convincing dp that we need one -- we are doing potty learning with our 2 yr old and we have an outhouse--which is *not* an option at -40!

But on gDiapers, I am a little worried about the gel pellets...*Those* aren't supposed to go in your compost, I'm pretty sure.
post #209 of 212
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Originally Posted by alaskaberry View Post
But on gDiapers, I am a little worried about the gel pellets...*Those* aren't supposed to go in your compost, I'm pretty sure.

Right, only about 10% of SAP(gel pellets) is compostable. That's another one of my main concerns about the compost option on gDiapers. In another post of mine on the page before this I mentioned that and talked a little about SAP.
post #210 of 212
The thing that concerns me the most about composting g diapers is like, how many could you realistically compost? Kids dirty, say, between 6 and 10 a day, at least. Wouldn't that overwhelm your compost? Even if you just composted them sometimes? Especially considering how long they take to break down.
post #211 of 212
SAP gel. This is the thing that drives me crazy about G-diapers. When you read G-diapers promotional info, they are just plain deceptive when it comes to describing the "ingredients" of their dipes. They dance around so much with their wording, that they actually lead you to believe they use all natural eco ingredients! SAP is a harmful chemical that should never be composted! Its not just a danger for meat eaters who worry about tainted meat. The SAP goes into the ground/water supply system too!!
post #212 of 212
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Originally Posted by kailotus View Post
SAP gel. This is the thing that drives me crazy about G-diapers. When you read G-diapers promotional info, they are just plain deceptive when it comes to describing the "ingredients" of their dipes. They dance around so much with their wording, that they actually lead you to believe they use all natural eco ingredients! SAP is a harmful chemical that should never be composted! Its not just a danger for meat eaters who worry about tainted meat. The SAP goes into the ground/water supply system too!!
thank you for posting this info.
Nothing synthetic such as the gels should ever hit a compost pile.
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