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Photo credit: Warren McLaren / INOV8. Last month the results of a survey into nappy (diaper) use in Australia were released. Whilst the findings focused mostly on which brand of disposable nappy (diaper) was favoured and why, the research also turned up other gems of information. "Although most Australia mums are most loyal to disposable nappies because of their convenience, a significant percentage of women are choosing cloth nappies instead because of their low impact on the environment," said Head of Research for Canstar Blue, Steve Mickenb...Read the full story on TreeHugger
Photos by IngridTaylar via Flickr CC In the energy industry we well know that if you can't measure it, you can't manage it. Well the same is true when it comes to dealing with garbage in waterways. If you know where the trash is coming from, it may be easier to manage it. A first-ever survey of trash in the San Francisco Bay Area of California worked specifically to identify where the trash found in the bay is from -- and now the surveyors are able to point fingers. ...Read the full story on TreeHugger
An Aesthetic Case Against Disposables: 8 Timeless Objects Vs. Their Tacky Single-Use Alternatives (Slideshow)
Image: TreeHugger After experiencing the impact of our consumer society on our environment first-hand during my recent sailing trip with the 5 Gyres project, visiting miles of ocean trash, the question hit me: Why can't we get away from our ridiculous consumption of disposable products? We are aware of their awful environmental impact and ...Read the full story on TreeHugger