Katie and I recently switched from using disposable diapers for Olivia to reusable diapers. I used to think that using cloth diapers was better for the environment, but that was until I wrote this a couple of months ago. Cloth diapers actually leave a larger carbon footprint than disposable diapers. I guess we can see that washing machines and dryers are worse for the environment than filling landfills with disposable diapers.
So we're switching purely for monetary reasons. I kind of feel like a bad guy from Captain Planet, wearing a monocle and stroking my cat and laughing while a forest gets cut down. However, we just got a drying rack to use in place of a dryer. So maybe I'm at the level of an eco-villain who wears a monocle and strokes a cat while laughing over a piece of litter on the ground.