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Originally Posted by TiredX2 View PostYou are supposed to get the poop off a disposable before putting it in the trash (down the toilet) just like a cloth diaper.  It is not okay to have all that human waste sitting in a landfill.  That said, I have never known even ONE person IRL who even once put the poo from a disposable down the toilet.  Not one.  




I did put the poop down the toilet, if I could just shake it off or pry it off.  When I asked for suggestions for getting poop off of the cloth diapers, I was just usually just told it should shake off, but often that didn't work, and it took a lot of water to get it off, and much swishing and banging.  For whatever reason, many people don't seem to have this problem with poop. I wouldn't rinse a disposable diaper in water in the same way,  though, so I did just throw it away with whatever poop I couldn't get off, unless I had happened to use a liner of some sort.  


I'm honestly not sure what the environmental impact is of putting human waste in a landfill, but my understanding is that things don't biodegrade nearly was well as you would think, even simple things like grass clippings and paper were found not to have degraded in some of the modern landfills because of the way they may be constructed.  So probably a good argument for not using disposables.



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