Please, please, please, check out this post right HERE. It’s a 5 minute video about how disposable diapers are made. I think I might be sick now. I can’t imagine the energy it costs to make the diapers, let alone all the ‘ingredients’ that go into each single one. They use fancy terms, but let’s face it, polymers =plastic and pulp=trees. You can’t recycle disposable diapers, but you can reuse cloth ones, repair them, use for another baby, or sell them. They may not be for everyone, but they work for us.