Sustainable Incontinence Products
What is sustainability? A simple definition is the "avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance". The more complicated explanation focuses on the multiple environmental, economic and social dimensions involved.
Each individual and organization, whether that be governmental or business, has a choice to make on following or implementing sustainable practices. We, at Underx, are an environmentally neutral producer of adult incontinence products that is committed to reclaiming more non biodegradable waste than we produce.
Why is it important? Some general data points to consider:
- Seven percent of all landfills or 17.5 million tons of garbage are adult diapers, making it the third largest consumer item in U.S. landfills.
- Over 30% of non biodegradable waste is composed of diapers of all types, especially disposable ones.
- The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that about 20 billion disposable diapers are dumped in landfills each year.
- It can take up to 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose. Not only that, but Natural-Environment.com found that more than 82,000 tons of plastic and 250,000 trees are used to make disposable diapers each year.
With 30 million adult Americans living with urinary incontinence, identifying and acting on achievable solutions to manage used incontinence products is necessary.
Whether light, moderate, or heavy incontinence, many people need high quality incontinence products that fit well, provide great absorbency and are good for our planet as well. That is Underx's mission.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we reduce the landfill impact of our products by reclaiming more non-biodegradable waste than we produce using the iiTech Zero Waste Energy System, a multi-patent pending process designed to convert domestic waste or landfill waste into electrical energy.
Join us on our sustainability journey and shop for the incontinence products you can be proud of using.