Diapers

Sustainable Swap:

Disposable diapers are commonly used, and they take 500 years to break down. They don't really decompose since they're made of plastic, which breaks down into tiny particles and can end up in waterways. In landfills, they don't break down easily because they aren't exposed to sunlight and oxygen.

  • Try cloth diapers (check out Naturally Tess's advice on YouTube). They require an upfront investment, but are much cheaper in the long run. The tiny newborn sized ones are used for a short period of time, so you may want to shop for used ones on Craigslist.