Enough disposable diapers are thrown away in the U.S. to fill a barge every six hours.
A nurse in Novato, Calif., persuaded the local hospital to start using a diaper service.
That the hospital pays 10 cents per diaper for the service, a savings of 11 cents per diaper over disposable diapers.
Reprinted from the book The Next Step: 50 More Things You Can
Do to Save the Earth, The Earth Works Press, Berkeley, CA.