Washable nappies could save Londoners millions and use less carbon

London households 'waste' around £20million a year throwing away tonnes of disposable nappies, according to research out today (March 14).

According to Real Nappies for London (RNfL) this is a waste of money when there is a zero waste alternative of washable nappies.

Not only this, reusable nappies can have a 40% less global warming impact than disposables if washed and dried in an eco-friendly way.

Organiser, Hilary Vick, said: "It's an opportunity for Londoners to show off their babies in their favourite real nappies and believe me, there are some unique examples out there.

"Real nappy companies have risen to the challenge of meeting Londoners' passions for individuality, glamour and style."

To draw attention to this issue during Climate Week toddlers will be strutting their stuff at a very special fashion show on 24 March, in Coram's Fields.

Expectant parents or parents thinking of making the switch from disposables are welcome to line the catwalk and enjoy the show.

The toddlers will be wearing cloth nappies and will celebrate this growing trend amongst London parents.

The event is hosted by Real Nappies for London, a pan-London scheme that publicises the benefits of alternatives to disposable nappies.

For more information go to the website realnappiesforlondon.org.uk

Luke Walsh




Waste & resource management

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