The New Scoop on Poop - Flushing For Our Future

While pregnant, Jason and Kim Graham-Nye came across some startling information. They found that conventional disposable diapers are the third largest contributors to landfills in the world, and yet only five percent of the population uses them. It was a fact of stunning proportion met by another amazing fact. A single disposable diaper can take up to 500 years to biodegrade in the landfill. Astounded by these shocking statistics, the couple created a remarkable alternative for families who care about the environment.

Hello to the flushable diaper. A flushable pad fits into a snap-in liner of a colorful wrap, which come in lots of fabulous colors and designs. Water resistant, breathable liners keep wetness away. The flushable refills contain tree farmed fluff pulp and sodium polyacrylate, which is completely safe for the environment. The outer material of the flushable is all natural fiber and is 100% compostable! Imagine. The ‘wet only' flushable (not the poopy one) can be safely added to your compost pile adding valuable nutrients to the soil, benefiting your garden!

I would think potential users would be leary of flushing anything of such bulk down their toilet. However, the web site states the product has passed the strict flushing guidelines put forth by the Water and Environmental Research Foundation.

According to the testimonials on the gDiapers web site, parents are nothing but thrilled. gDiapers offers a perfect cross between cloth and disposables. Many praise the diapers on how those nasty blow-outs and dreaded leaks have ceased. Parents love that gDiapers contain no elemental chlorine, perfumes, have no smell, and create no garbage. They even adore the unique Velcro closure on the back of the diaper. Now that's innovative!

So that's the scoop on the poop. I'm delighted that this product exists and hope that more parents make the switch to flushable diapers.

gDiapers are available nationwide at Whole Foods Markets, Wild Oats, and are also available at independent natural markets nationwide.

Mia Levine
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Feb 20, 2007
by Gloria Campos
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Flush away the poop

Awesome! I love your find. When my kids were babies I always felt so bad just adding diaper after dieaper to the landfills. I could have used cloth.....I tried, but that just didn't work for me. I'm glad to know that there is finally another option.  


Feb 20, 2007
by Mia Levine

Flush away the poop

Thanks, it's really an awesome idea!