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Diaper Service Brings New Meaning to Biodiesel Baby


Talk about going green...and perhaps other shades in that color group... It's all another day in the life for a new diaper service in California. The company, EarthBaby ( is a diaper delivery service that sells environmentally friendly diapers. Dirty diapers are picked up, taken to a composting facility and turned into topsoil.

Made of an organic corn-based plastic and wood pulp, dirty diapers are aerated for 14 weeks to kill bacteria and pathogens.

According to the company, a child who wears diapers until age 3 creates more than a ton of dirty diapers in his or her lifetime.

The Mercury News reports, Mountain View resident Julie Stanford said her family tries to be environmentally conscious, and she always felt bad about the diapers she threw away.

"You're trying to avoid using plastic bags but then you're throwing diapers in the landfill," she said. "It feels hypocritical."

According to the paper, she thought about using a cloth diaper service, but worried about the chlorine bleach used to wash them. She signed up as one of EarthBaby's test families in September.

Keeping consistent with the brown, err green theme, EarthBaby runs its delivery trucks on biodiesel. The company currently delivers to cities in the Sunshine State's Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties.

From The Biodiesel Bulletin April 2009 - A montly publication of the National Biodiesel Board.


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