Adult briefs and protective underwear are used by many of the 25 million Americans suffering from incontinence.1 Our landfills receive 18 billion disposable diapers every year of which disposable diapers account for 1.5% of total municipal solid waste generation in landfills. 1,2 According to the U.S. National Park Service; Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FL it takes 450 years for a disposable diaper to decompose.3 Reducing the use of disposable incontinence undergarments is one step in waste prevention that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Excessive greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere upset the natural atmospheric balance resulting in climate change.4
How does using reusable incontinence underwear help reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
- Reducing the consumption of disposable diapers means fewer diapers are manufactured.5
- Waste management includes the use of incinerators in the combustion of waste items such as adult diapers.4
- Methane emissions from landfills occur when materials decompose.4
- Keeping trees in the forest instead of wood pulp for absorbent diaper cores allows for them to filter carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 1,4
Wearever Incontinence briefs for men and incontinence panties for women offer individuals suffering from bladder control an Eco-Friendly, stylish, affordable alternative to the industry standard adult diapers and incontinence pads.
Key features of Wearever undergarments include:
- Variety of styles that look and feel like real underwear without the noise of adult diapers
- Unique-Dri™ highly absorbent sewn in pad for all-day comfort
- No pad changes keep you living an active lifestyle
- Washable up to 250 times, projected annual savings up to $473
- Agion™ antimicrobial fibers help combat odor-causing bacteria
Wearever Lovely Lace Trim Incontinence Panties are an attractive affordable alternative to disposable incontinence products. These lace panties are designed for light to moderate incontinence. A super absorbent Unique-Dri™ pad is sewn into the underwear eliminating the need to purchase a disposable pad or insert. Specially designed antimicrobial fibers fight bacteria causing odor keeping you feeling fresh all day.
Wearever Incontinence Boxer Briefs for men are more comfortable and discreet than adult diapers. You can feel the difference. These boxer briefs are made of a soft cotton/poly jersey Agion™ fabric with a sewn-in super absorbent pad for light to moderate incontinence. Convenient fly-front jockey style just like traditional men’s briefs.
Incontinence is not a disease. Don’t just live with your incontinence, consult your physician if you are experiencing bladder control problems. Your physician will evaluate your condition, suggest medical interventions and make recommendations for managing the symptoms. If your physician recommends incontinence products to help manage your symptoms there are many options to meet your needs. Sine 1997 AllegroMedical.com has been providing incontinence supplies and home health and wellness products to consumers and caregivers.
2. http://www.epa.gov/wastes/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/2010_MSW_Tables_and_Figures_508.pdf (Table 15)