Subscribe: If you would like to receive a daily email notification as new messages are posted, click here to subscribe. (Note: New messages are also included in the "My Plastic-Free Life Weekly Digest", so do consider how many emails you would like to receive.)
To add a new topic: Decide which category it will be (plastic-free alternatives, plastic news, rants, etc.) and click on that category. Then, you will see the "Add Topic" button at the top right of the section for that category.
Why Register? You may post as a guest without registering, but your post will be held in the moderation queue until I approve it, and depending on my schedule, that could take a while. If you register, your posts will go through immediately. If you have trouble registering or adding topics, please contact me for help.
August 28, 2012
Hi everyone. I am a first-time poster. Heard Beth on Michael Krasny's show, Forum (KQED in SF), and am so inspired reading her book. My first question is going to be about…adult diapers! My 90-year-old Mom has to take a medicine that, um, makes it hard to hold it, so we are using Depends lined with 2 sticky-back pads, changed 6-10 times a day. Is this too much detail?! Obviously, A LOT OF PLASTIC WASTE! She is in a care facility, and they need to be able to change her quickly and keep her dry so she can participate in mealtime, etc.
Multiply by all the seniors in similar circumstances…what to do? I was so glad when diapering my babies was over; now I confront the issue again. I can't use cloth diapers in this situation.
August 29, 2011
Hi Heather! Welcome and I hope you find as many answers (and questions!) on this great site as I do. Beth had a post awhile ago about this very issue, and there were a lot of comments and responses. You may not find the answer to the diaper issue, but you may find some information that may help. At the very least, you'll see how others question and deal with this, and might feel better about the situation. Good luck, and sorry about your mom. I know it must be hard. http://myplasticfreelife.com/2…..tic-waste/
August 1, 2012
Heather while I strive to be as plastic free as possible, there are times I think plastic can be used and adult diapers are one area I have no problem with.
And in care facilities there are so many health related issues per human urine/feces that I think dispoable diapers are a godsend.And they tend to make clean up fast and the wearer more comfortable.
Most Users Ever Online: 320
Currently Browsing this Page:
Guest Posters: 158
Administrators: Beth Terry (352)