ITALY NEWS

Greener than a baby's bum,

(issue no. 112/2009 / November 19, 2009)

New parents in Bologna will soon be able to reduce their carbon footprints and protect their babies from diaper rash through a new cloth diaper service, set to be up and running by year's end. It takes at least 500 years for disposable diapers to decompose, and Italy throws about 6,000 in the trash every day. A cooperative in Bologna is working to reduce that waste through Lavanda, a service that rents and washes cloth diapers. Soiled diapers are picked up and clean ones delivered for about 15 euro a week. For more information, contact progettolavanda@gmail.com.

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