This is a giant plastic bag full of dirty diapers. It smells pretty bad. Every week when I haul the giant bag of plastic diapers wrapped in more plastic out to the trash can I feel terrible. I was blessed to grow up with a mother who was very environmentally conscious. Some of my earliest memories include gathering newspapers to take to the recycling center. Mr. Fob and I also make a big effort to be environmentally friendly. I walk to the grocery store; he walks to school and often takes the bus to run other errands. I probably could take the bus more often but I tend to wimp out when trips involve the kids. I also feel guilty each night as I drive back and forth to work by myself. But we do recycle everything we can and I almost always remember to bring my own grocery bags to the store. So the plastic diapers are one of the major things contributing to my environmental responsibility right now. The truth is, at this point in Little Dude's life it really wouldn't be too hard to switch over to cloth. Several friends have recommended these diapers and they look pretty cool. I don't think that dumping poo in the toilet and rinsing would be that much worse than wiping it off his butt. After nearly five years of dealing with poo I don't really care at this point. He generally only does it once a day now. We also have our own washer and dryer in our apartment, although the cost of hot water and running the dryer should probably be considered. And that's what a lot of our environmental issues come down to: money. I know in the long run that cloth diapers will save us money, especially if we have another kid. Unfortunately it is usually easier to go to Target and spend the $16 a month for a big box of Luvs than it is to plop down three or four hundred dollars to buy diapers for the next year. I've never felt like diapers were a financial burden, but the cost to the environment is really starting to get me down.