What about the water used for washing cotton diapers?

The main argument against cotton diapers is the water and energy used in washing them. While this is a valid concern, industrial washing through a diaper service uses less water per diaper then home laundering. Also, the waste water produced from washing our diapers is benign as we use a chlorine neutraliser, while the waste water from the manufacture of the pulp, paper, and plastics used in disposable diapers contains dioxins, solvents, sludge, and heavy metals.

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