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Cloth Diaper Recycling
March 28, 2022 5:02 am | by
Cloth 201: Recycle Cloth Diapers

Like most things in our closet, cloth diapers live beyond the last day that they go on your baby’s bottom. Now you can recycle or re-home your cloth diapers with Cotton Babies. Cotton Babies supports the circular economy through single stream recycling of cloth diapers. We find a home for your used cloth diapers in a cloth diaper bank or with a partners who re-process and re-purpose fabrics.

Until now, most cloth diapers eventually reached landfills.

Are you committed to reduce landfill waste? Do you believe in the circular economy? Don’t throw that cloth diaper in the trash. Recycle it.

Not sure is cloth diaper recycling is the right choice?

Most of the time, children from the same family share cloth diapers. Did you gift cloth diapers to your friend or family member? Commonly, this is the case. By the time a diaper becomes too worn to be used anymore, multiple babies might have worn that diaper almost a thousand times. Recently, researchers discovered cloth diapers live for up to twelve years.

  • Are your cloth diapers always leaking? Is the waterproofing gone?
  • Have your cotton prefolds developed holes?
  • Are those microfiber inserts thin and stiff?
  • When stretching that diaper, do you hear elastic “crunching”?
  • Is that diaper permanently smelly?

If you answer yes to most of these questions, it is time to recycle your cloth diapers.

Prefer to re-home rather than recycle those cloth diapers?

Many diapers are re-lovable and can be re-homed. Through our cloth diaper bank, families in need receive re-lovable diapers. When diapers arrive, they are evaluated for our Share The Love Program to see if they can be used again. Share The Love is a national cloth diaper bank that has reached thousands of low-income families with cloth diapers.

Are your cloth diapers ready for the landfill?

Recycled cottons and plastics are the future. Before putting that cloth diaper in the garbage, consider cloth diaper recycling.

You changed the world.

Just 24 cloth diapers can get a baby from birth to potty training. Start imagining how many disposable diapers that cloth diaper has prevented from reaching landfills! Every baby wearing disposable diapers full-time might use nearly 7000 disposable diapers before potty training. Hey world changer, you helped to reduce landfill waste with every cloth diaper that you changed.

Now your cloth diapers can keep changing the world. Learn how to recycle your cloth diapers today.

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About the Author

Jenn is the founder of Cotton Babies & creator of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum, worldwide leading cloth diaper brands. She has four children (Andrew, Oscar, Elsie and Louis) and holds an MBA from Washington University. When she's not working full time, she enjoys teaching business leaders how to implement sustainable economic & social change.


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