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Ultra-absorbent materials in cloth diapers to be used to absorb oil
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Jul '10
Tereson Dupuy knows about solving problems. When the inventor of the modern cloth diaper and founder of FuzziBunz cloth diapers heard about a program pleading for supplies to help clean up the oil spill along the Gulf shore, the Louisiana native realized she could help. Dupuy and the company are officially announcing a nationwide drive to put the ultra-absorbent materials used in her cloth diapers and other baby materials to a different use for animal rescue and clean up.

After watching the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico devastate her family's favorite beaches, precious wildlife and threaten the way of life for her hometown of New Orleans, Dupuy wanted to help. “The rescue workers are in need of absorbent materials and we are in the business of manufacturing one of the most absorbent materials around, so it's a no-brainer,” she says. “I'm so glad we can do our part to help in this attack on nature right in our backyard.”

Dupuy and FuzziBunz are putting out a nationwide call for old cloth diaper inserts (the absorbent material stuffed inside pocket-diapers like FuzziBunz), pre-fold diapers, baby blankets, burp cloths, microfiber towels or other absorbent fabrics and the company's warehouse is serving as a central drop-off point for these items. These specific items will be used to care for, clean and transport wildlife. The effort is called “Cloth for the Coast” and has a dedicated website.

Donations of gently used cloth diapers are also being accepted. While diapers with Velcro, snaps, or elastic cannot be used for cleaning, there is a dire need in the low income communities where the families have been most affected by the spill. Dupuy is currently seeking assistance from Catholic Charities and United Way to identify families in need of donated diapers and is willing to work with these families on transitioning to cloth. By switching to donated reusable diapers, such as FuzziBunz, these families will save thousands of dollars that would normally be spent on disposables.

“Since the oil spill, people who don't normally 'think green' are giving the environment more thought. I'm glad that I am so close and do something to help make this happen,” says Dupuy. “And I have been overwhelmed by the response from the cloth diapering community so far. I knew they would pull together and do what they could during this environmental tragedy. Now they can recycle diapers for people in need as well.”

The patented FuzziBunz pocket diapers are a convenient and sustainable diapering solution for today's busy parents. The reusable diapers ensure no leaks, no rash and no waste. FuzziBunz diapers include three layers: 1) a waterproof outer barrier to keep wetness contained, 2) a soft microfleece inner layer that touches a baby's skin and pulls away moisture, and 3) a unique, pocket-style opening that enables a parent to customize the absorbency using super absorbent micro-terrycloth pads.

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