Friday, March 07, 2008
Since I have a calculator and all that, I thought I would share.
Figuring that the average baby uses 8 diapers in a 24 hour period.... although newborns use many more, perhaps as many as 10-12 per day....
This adds up to 2920 diapers a year, or roughly 36.5- $20 packages of diapers for an annual total of $730.00
Multiply that times the average of two years that each child is in diapers and you have $1460 of diapers for one child, for a total of 5840 diapers that go to landfills and leach their waste into our groundwater.
Have three children and you are putting an average of 17,520 diapers into landfills, at a total cost of $4,380
And that doesn't even count baby wipes.
When you do the math, it's really quite insane.
Okay, off my soapbox now.