This one was my fault. The environmental impact diapers can have devastating. Between the high volume of non-biodegradable solid waste, or petrochemicals and chlorine use in their production, I thought we should take a look at the alternatives. Living in Chicago gives us access to diaper services and some of the alternative baby-waste-control options. Thus began extensive research into the cost of baby-waste removal. This is not about buying the diapers that would get our kid into Harvard or buying the cheapest diapers, but finding some sort of balance between cost and impact.