“Diapers to Daisies”
Call them “change agents.” Peter and Kathy Allen started a cloth diaper delivery service, Do Good Diapers (dogooddiapers.com) in northeast Minneapolis, because they couldn’t find one for their own newborn, Elliot, three years ago. They say the average baby generates one ton of dirty disposable diapers before graduating to undies; that would have felt like backsliding after their years of conscientiously sorting recyclables and putting them on the curb. Now they’ve done themselves one better, adding a compostable diaper service after finding a commercial composter who is willing to work with them. The fully compostable diapers and wipes convert to clean, high-quality soil in six to nine months, Peter Allen says. Diapers (24–36 per pack, depending on size) cost $14.50, with a month’s worth of weekly pickup and delivery priced at $25 or less throughout the metro.