Diaper debate: reusables versus disposables

The major companies that provide reusable diaper services in Ventura County are based outside the area—in Pasadena, Montrose and Santa Clarita—so consumers have to weigh the options of reusables versus disposables.

Does the resource conservation of using reusables instead of disposable diapers exceed the environmental costs of transportation? Alternatively, does home laundering of reusable diapers reduce transportation but use too much water in comparison to the efficient industrial washers o...

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