The Unique Wellness® incontinence program is the most environmentally friendly available
Since disposable diapers are discarded after a single use, usage of disposable briefs increased the burden on landfill sites, and increased environmental awareness about using regular disposable diapers.
An estimated 27.4 billion disposable diapers are used each year in the US, resulting in a possible 3.4 million tons of used diapers adding to landfills each year.
After a three-year, $360,000 study, a British based Environmental Agency concluded that disposable diapers have the same environmental impact as reusable diapers when the effect of laundering cloth diapers is taken into account.
The Environment Agency said the main impact from cotton diapers came from the electricity and fuel used when washing and drying them. Aside from just using electricity and fuel for laundering cotton diapers, the need for laundering increases with leakage onto bed sheets. Even if bed pads are used, they will only increase landfill, and the need for more electricity and fuel to manufacture them.
One should also account for the vast amounts of the phosphates released into the global water supply from the laundry detergents used to clean all of these sheets and cloth diapers. This also includes pollution, electricity, and fuel from manufacturing these detergents, and to top it off all of these depleted laundry containers end up in land fills.
Research conducted by Arthur D. Little, Inc. concluded that laundering a cloth diaper over the course of its lifetime consumes up to six times the water used to manufacture a single-use diaper. That water consumption, the authors said, is comparable in impact to the waste produced by disposables.
The above reasoning is based regular briefs.
The Wellness brief® reduces landfill by over 70%!!!
The multi-functional capabilities that the Incontek® technology (click Unique on The Wellness program is based on NASA technology) that we incorporate in to the Wellness brief® will reduce landfill by over 70%!!! You will also dramatically reduce (by over 70%) the carbon footprint from the fuel and electricity used for manufacturing briefs, bedpads, and laundering sheets. This is aside from the fuel used for the multiple laundering of cloth diapers in comparison to the minimal usage of our Wellness brief® (See Table 1 and 2 in Our Cost Effectiveness) . Additionally, researchers have confirmed that the super absorbent material that we use poses no risk to soil, groundwater, organisms or plant life and can be safely incinerated, serving as a fuel source without any adverse effect on boiler operations or stack emissions.