Forest-Killing Diapers

A disposable diaper takes 236.59 mls (1 US cups) of crude oil to make the outside cover. It sits at least 500 years in landfill, far longer than the child will live. It requires felling four mature trees to create the absorbent pads for one child’s supply of diapers.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69), source National Geographic video The Human Footprint.