Nappi Nippas - Facts About Real Nappies
- Home laundered nappies could save parents around £500 on the cost of keeping a
baby in nappies.
- Disposable nappies are made of super-absorbent chemicals, paper pulp, plastics and
adhesives, Snappi Nappis are made of 100% unbleached cotton.
Nappies and the Environment
- Nearly 3 billion disposable nappies are thrown away in the UK every
year. The vast majority of these (90%) end up in
- Landfill space is running out! The European Landfill Directive and national government
policies are driving local authorities to reduce the amount of municipal waste sent to
landfill. The local authorities are struggling to stop
waste amounts increasing, and so pressure is increased to turn to alternatives such as incineration.
- Incineration is not a trouble free solution - emissions
from incinerators often cause controversy wherever they are sited.
- Waste prevention at source is the most effective way of reducing our rubbish. The
Cabinet Office Strategy Unit stressed the importance of promoting real nappies:
'Even modest initiatives to displace disposable nappy use with reusable nappies
can have a significant waste minimisation impact.'
This has been taken up by Defra who have backed a scheme to promote real nappies.
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- Disposable Nappies and Baby Wipes, Market Intelligence April 2004
- Defra Statistical release 08/03/05 Municipal Waste Management Statistics 2003/04
- Rethinking Rubbish in London - Highlights of the Mayor's Municipal Waste Management Strategy, Greater London Authority September (2003:5)
- www.environmentagency.gov.uk March 2005
- "Zero Waste", Robin Murray, pp118-119 (2002) & "Cool Waste Management", Greenpeace, (2003:3)
- Waste Not Want Not, a strategy for tackling the waste problem in England, Strategy Unit Cabinet Office Nov 2002
- Response to Strategy Unit Report - "Waste Not Want Not", Defra, (2003:14)