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Old 05-04-2015, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Good morning. I just saw this video and was wondering if anyone has tried this and how it worked? It looks interesting, but I wonder about the environmental impact. Opinions and/or comments welcome. Thanks.

Diapers for Gardening - iSaveA2Z.com
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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Can You Compost Dirty Diapers? : TreeHugger
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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never heard of this and don't think I would want to give it a try.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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And here I was thinking the diapers under discussion would be for grownups who were having too much fun playing in the dirt to come indoors and use the potty!
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Good morning. I just saw this video and was wondering if anyone has tried this and how it worked? It looks interesting, but I wonder about the environmental impact. Opinions and/or comments welcome. Thanks.

Diapers for Gardening - iSaveA2Z.com
The material used in the diapers is available without having to buy diapers.

The impact in reducing water usage in drought areas could be beneficial.

Aqua Sorb Soil Hydration
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:25 PM
 
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I've used the water retention crystals for the last two years in my garden. They help cut down on watering.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:34 PM
 
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never heard of this and don't think I would want to give it a try.
Just storing them until old enough not to burn plants would be a stinky job.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:29 PM
 
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Not only is this disgusting, but illegal in most of the country. Proper disposal of human waste is essential for disease prevention. For the same reason we can use cow manure as fertilizer in fields and not human waste. Human waste is the perfect breeding ground for diseases communicable to humans.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Folks, keep in mind there are two topics here:

1. Use the filler from a diaper as a water grabber for a plant. This would be from a clean, unused diaper.

2. Composting used, dirty diapers. Some companies will now sell you compostable diapers, retrieve the used diapers from you, and do the composting. The filler from a used wet diaper (pee is normally sterile) could be composted at home, but those soiled with poop (which is obviously not sterile) should go in the trash.

EarthBaby- The Compostable Diaper Service - Baby Gear & Furniture - Santa Clara, CA - Yelp

Diaper Composting Info

If composting at home, you could use the compost on landscaping and just not use it on your veggies.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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And here I was thinking the diapers under discussion would be for grownups who were having too much fun playing in the dirt to come indoors and use the potty!
Ummm That would be me. (she said as she shyly raised her hand.)
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