We all know that disposable diapers can clog up our landfills. So, those who are environmentally friendly are looking for other options.
"We are putting billions and billions of disposable diapers into our landfills annually," says Mary Anne Lockwood of Sweet Pea Diapers in Rochester.
Sweet Pea Diapers is a cloth diaper service in Rochester. They opened up a few years ago.
"With the service, you just put the cloth diaper in a diaper pail instead of putting a disposable into our landfill and we come every week. We pick them up and drop you off clean ones," Lockwood adds.
In order to raise awareness, Sweet Pea Diapers is hosting "The Great Diaper Change" this Saturday. It's tied into a larger event happening around the world.
Lockwood says, "we're working on setting a world record with Guinness world records, for the most babies being changed simultaneously into cloth diapers around the world."
They will have room for 72 babies to take part. There will be lots of other family activities too. Cloth diapers have changed a lot over the years.
"It can be as simple as a disposable diaper," says Lockwood. But it doesn't have the same impact. According to the Real Diaper Association. Disposable diapers take between 250 and 500 years to decompose. They are also the third largest single consumer item in landfills.
If you would like to take part in the great diaper change. It is happening Saturday at RIT.
Registration begins at 11:00. Some of the proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness.