REAL DIAPER ASSOCIATION NEWS: Volume 5, 13 NOV 2004
We know it has been a while since we last updated you: we have been
busy the past month! What have we been up to?
RDA has several Volunteer Opportunities. Please
read here and lend your expertise!
RDA is planting seeds to help other countries begin their
own Real Diaper Association. Go here
to read more.
Join RDA and help us create the cultural shift towards the use of
Pamphlets. We have been working hard to get
you some advocacy tools.
are ready! We have four pamphlets available now: Cloth Diaper
Advocacy (how to talk about cloth diapers), Cloth is Best (great points
about cloth diapering), Get Real (comparison of reusable cloth and
throw-away plastic diapers), and About RDA (general information about the
organization). Please read them, print them out, email them to
friends - just help us get the word out! If there is anything you
would like to see covered in a pamphlet, please email
Circles. We are still building Real Diaper Circles.
We have Circles starting in Maine, New York City, and Washington state,
and leaders from over 15 states are in training. We also now have
members from 29 states and four provinces! If you are interested in
leading a Circle please email
Encroachment. We are saddened to report that we have
lately come across a few websites and individuals who have decided to use
variations of the RDA mark and slogan to promote their own businesses and
causes. While we support advocacy for cloth diapers in all
communities, we cannot allow this to continue, as we feel it is unfair to
possibly confuse the general public. We may be pressed to take legal
action if it continues.
Real Diapers for Real Babies. A favorite statement you
will read over and over here at RDA is 'Real Diapers for Real Babies.'
Cloth diapers are real diapers. Common sense tells us that paper or
plastic diapers cannot rival the function and feel of the natural fiber of
a cloth diaper.
Real diapers are as they always have been; the most economical,
chemical free, earth-friendly diapering system available. Yet, in
1988, over 18 billion diapers were sold and consumed in the United States
that year. Based on our calculations, we estimate that 27.4 billion
disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S. It is unknown
how many are consumed today, but based on our inquiries to Kimberly Clark
and Proctor & Gamble, we estimate that at least 40 billion are consumed
each year. Go here to read more.
Thank you for supporting the Real Diaper Association,
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