Change a diaper, plant a tree – Clippings – Brief Article
Now planting a tree is as easy as changing a diaper. (Or should that be the other way around?) Through a new partnership with MotherNature Diapers, AMERICAN FORESTS will plant a tree in your baby’s name each time you buy a four-bag case of biodegradable disposable diapers.
The dirty fact is that disposable diapers from one baby can produce more than 2 tons of nonbiodegradable waste, contributing to the nationwide problem of rapidly filling landfills. To help alleviate the problem, Mother Nature has created a biodegradable diaper that uses wood pulp fiber padding rather than gels.
To offset the company’s use of trees, MotherNature Diapers (http://www.mothernaturediapers.com) will plant one tree per case of diapers through AMERICAN FORESTS’ Global ReLeaf ecosystem restoration program. Participants will also receive a “birth certificate” stating that the planting has taken place in their baby’s name.
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