Nappies and the Environment:
Currently in the UK about eight million disposable nappies are thrown away each day, which accounts for about three percent of our household waste. Using real nappies can dramatically reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill and minimise our impact on the environment.
Disposable nappies in landfills take hundreds of years to degrade whereas real nappies not only reduce this waste dramatically, but they have an overall lesser impact on our environment.
Disposable nappies use up to three and a half times more energy to make compared to cloth nappies and contribute around 450,000 tonnes of landfill each year, producing a large amount of carbon emissions.