A stroller can be a great green addition to your baby gear, especially if it helps you get around without getting in your car. Taking your baby for a walk in a stroller is also a relaxing way for you and your baby to get fresh air and exercise and enjoy the natural world.
However, strollers tend to be less green in terms of their disposal. As recycling is limited, most strollers tend to end out their days in a landfill. The best way to avoid this is to purchase or borrow a gently used stroller and to see that it gets passed down again when you and your baby are finished with it.
What to look for in a stroller
Comfort and safety are the most important features you should look for when choosing a stroller. Make sure the stroller’s safety belt is easy to use and is in good condition. Walk with the stroller and check the height of the handles and the alignment of the wheels to be sure they are comfortable for you.
Going for the green
If you do need to buy a new stroller, look for one that is made from sturdy content that can be recycled again at the end of its life cycle. Baby Planet strollers are made from aluminum instead of plastic and the company offers a free recycling program through which they ensure that broken down strollers will be disassembled so that their components can be recycled appropriately.
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