Great nappy debate to get its own conference

In May an EA-sponsored report claimed there was little or no difference between disposable and reuseable nappies when it came to their environmental impact.

The findings of the report sparked outrage among advocates of reusable nappies, who argue purely in terms of waste management reusables win hands down (see related story).

Now those who made the claims and counter-claims will go head to head in a conference hosted by the Resource Recovery Forum in London.

On Monday, July 4 the Environment-Agency commissioned Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study will once again be under the spotlight at London’s Cavendish Conference Centre.

The authors of the LCA study (ERM) will be there to talk about the LCA process and their conclusions. There will also be representatives of the Environment Agency, WRAP, Defra, the disposables sector (AHPMA), the Womens’ Environmental Network (WEN), disposable nappy recyclers, the Nappy Alliance, waste management companies and local authorities.

By Sam Bond

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