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|I have a feeling the WAHM deals exclusively in wool.|
|Originally posted by Jachut
EVERYTHING has some environmental impact. PUL would be like disposables I guess - it wouldnt biodegrade but heck, you only use a couple of covers in your child's babyhood versus thousands and thousands of disposables. But cloth takes resources to produce (cotton is very harsh on the environment), lots of water, detergent and electricity to wash - I do think about this one as we are now on second stage water restrictions in Melbourne, all those second rinses may not be a good idea. But keeping pasture fed animals like sheep, produces heaps of methane and contributes to the greenhouse effect. And the wool has to be shorn off the sheep and manufactured into something we can use.
Everything, disposable and cloth has to be transported around the country and the world to the point of sale.
All any of us can do is try to REDUCE the impact our actions have on the environment. There are many ways of doing this, and nobody is right or wrong - being in my fifth month of using cloth, I can certainly accept the argument that this is also quite environmentally damaging. I do it mainly for the health of my daughter anyway, but I do believe it is much less damaging than disposables.
|Originally posted by Scarlet
Wool needs washing less often which means less resources used for cleaning. [/B]
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