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Local cloth diapering enthusiasts sponsor The Third Annual World-Record Setting “Great Cloth Diaper Change” International Event
Salt Lake City, Utah April 20, 2013 – The Salt Lake City area is an official host of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, April 20, 2013, two days before Earth Day. In its third year with over 256 sites in over 15 countries, The Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record™ of the Most Cloth Diapers Changed in a 24 hour period and raise awareness to the many benefits of cloth diapering today. In 2012, cloth diapers were changed at exactly the same time around the world, which meant that in some parts of the globe the events were held in the middle of the night. In this event, everyone will be changing their cloth diaper at 11 a.m. local time, so it will become a wave heard around the world. Register right HERE!
“Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever,” says Heather McNamara, Executive Director of the Real Diaper Association. “Building off the success of last year’s event, we hope to show the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers.”
The event will take place at the Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus beginning at 10:30 a.m. In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change world-recording setting activity, there will also fun family-friendly activities, vendor booths, sponsor tables, etc., beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m.
Interesting facts about cloth diapers (see www.realdiaperassociation.org):
- Families can save approximately $2500 over the time it takes to transition a child from diapers to being “potty trained”.
- Instructions on most disposable diaper packages advise that all fecal matter should be deposited in the toilet before discarding, yet how often is a disposable diaper changed and the human waste is sent out to the landfill in the diaper?
- Reusable cloth diapers are reused approximately 200 times before being turned into rags.
- It is estimated to take about 250 – 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose.
- Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent about 4% of solid waste. In a house with a child in diapers, disposables make up 50% of household waste.
The Great Cloth Diaper Change: In its third year, The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an international initiative organized with the help of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association designed to show the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. The brainchild of Judy Aagard of Tiny Tots in California, Aagard says she came up with the idea in an effort to host a family event celebrating Earth Day. The Great Cloth Diaper Change has morphed into an exciting Guinness World Record™ event. Register HERE!