The American Idol Top 11 have created a Public Service Announcement encouraging people to REFUSE to use single-use plastics. It includes the mantra, “REFUSE, reduce, reuse, recycle”, which are the 4R’s of Sustainable Living of the Plastic Pollution Coalition (of which the Real Diaper Association is a member).

While they don’t specifically name disposable diapers as one of the products to refuse, the fact remains that in the U.S. and Canada, nearly 90% of babies use them, resulting in 60,000 single-use plastic diapers used each minute.  Just as people are asked to reject single-use plastic water bottles and grocery bags in favor of reusable versions, we would like to encourage parents to choose reusable diapers.

Please check out the Refuse campaign over at Plastic Pollution Coalition and spread the word that YOU’RE refusing single-use plastics and choosing reusable cloth diapers for your baby.  I’m happy to see single-use plastics getting such widespread attention.  Let’s make sure people know they have a great reusable diapering alternative!

Heather McNamara

Executive Director, Real Diaper Association



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