Real Diaper Association


REAL DIAPER ASSOCIATION NEWS: Volume 5,  13 NOV 2004

Hello,

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?

There are several needs within our community.  That means Volunteer Opportunities for you!  Please go here to read more.


RDA has several Volunteer Opportunities.  Please read here and lend your expertise!


RDA is planting sees to help other countries begin their own Real Diaper Association!


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 REAL DIAPERS!


Join RDA and help us create the cultural shift towards the use of REAL DIAPERS!

Pamphlets.  We have been working hard to get you some advocacy tools.  They 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 Angelique.

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 Rose.

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,

Rose

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