Vanuatu, an island nation in the Pacific just announced that it’ll ban disposable diapers as part of a nationwide effort to curb plastic pollution, which has overwhelmed the country. It’s a small island so there’s no away for these diapers to go. Disposable diapers are made from plastic and wood pulp, they’re used for a few hours and then put into the landfill where they’ll sit for 200-500 years. Disposable diapers contain hazardous chemicals and have been linked to allergic skin reactions. Cloth diapers may seem difficult to use, but we used them on our two boys until they were potty trained at the age of 2. We used Tidee Didee in Portland to deliver our diapers each week.

An island nation in the Pacific will ban disposable diapers