Mention the vast Australian outback to an American, and two things come immediately to mind: "Bloomin' Onion," and "helluva place to toss a lot of disposable diapers." Oddly enough, Australians themselves don't see it that way, because there's been honest-to-goodness flushable/compostable diaper technology available down under since 1991.
And now before the Disposable Diaper Industrial Complex can persuade the US Administration to liberate their needlessly earth-friendly, under-exploited country, treehugging Aussies are trying to infiltrate the US.
So far, there are only two, plus their kids, and their dog. But they've already set up a mighty reasonable-looking front company, gDiapers, in Portland, to further their nefarious scheme. gDiapers use flushable absorbent pad/liners in a custom diaper cover. The pads use sustainably harvested wood pulp and--[insert sigh of relief here]--superabsorbent polymers, just like the evil plastic ones.
If you're crunchy like that, you can even compost wet diapers in 50-150 days, or you can tear the little packet open and drop the pieces in the toilet and flush away.
Sound too good to be true? Before you flush, you have to swish around the contents with your very own SwishStick [included] to break them up. That's what they say Personally, I think it's because this so-called miracle flushing technology only works if the toilet swirls in the Aussie direction.
The Wiggles, Steakhouses, diapers, and now toilet water. Just one more way in which they're trying to take over Our Country.
On their website, gDiapers is promising online sales and local retail presence--at New Seasons Markets--any day now. And a distribution deal with that Wal-Mart of green, Whole Foods is supposedly in the works, too.
While you wait for details, check out the gDiaper blog [CEO Jason Graham-Nye has his sights set on you, as-yet-undiapered Baby Affleck!]