Time for a Change!

Time for a Change!

Hands holding baby in the air with overlay text New Year's Resolutions

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

A small change can have a huge impact.

Charlie Banana® was born with the aspiration to inspire positive change and help families make better choices. As the new year slowly settles in, we ponder on how we are going to make a difference this year and we feel the need to remind ourselves how crucial our role as parents is in reducing waste.

Baby in blue tee shirt being changed

If you are already a cloth parent you know that beside being the absolute best for your baby skin and overall health (not to mention the most economical way to diaper your baby,) cloth diapers help you reduce your household waste by 50%.
But there is more. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers:

A pile of dirty diapers with text- The average baby uses 6,000 diapers over two years. That's one ton of garbage per baby.

60 X more solid waste than cloth diaper
20 x more raw materials than cloth diaper
50 lb of crude oil (YES PETROLEUM)
300 lb of wood pulp (YES FROM TREES)
20 lb of chlorine
2.3 x more water
and this is to only diaper 1 baby for 1 YEAR

A Charlie Banana Reusable Clothdiaper hanging on a line to dry
With this in mind you should feel pretty good about choosing cloth diapers for your baby, because in itself it makes already a huge difference and if you then consider more than one child in the family, the impact is even greater.

Whatever your new year resolutions maybe, let’s keep up the good work and let’s all aspire to inspire others to understand that it's TIME FOR A CHANGE.

Charlie Banana® team