Making the switch to reusable nappies

In the UK, 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away every day. That's 3 billion nappies a year!

According to recycling charity WRAP, by the time one baby is potty trained the baby could use 4,000 to 6,000 disposable nappies! Just one of these nappies could take more than 500 years to break down, and even then it breaks down into microplastics are harmful to ocean and aquatic life and can which can get into our soils, waterways and food chain and are harmful to ocean life.

Recent research carried out by Keep Britain Tidy's Centre for Social Innovation also revealed that there is genuine confusion amongst the public about whether or not disposable nappies are recyclable. This is leading to people mistakenly putting nappies into their recycling, which can lead to the rejection of whole loads of recycling.

The solution? Reusable nappies!

There are a wide variety of reusable nappy options without plastic, chemicals and synthetic fragrances.

By switching from disposables to reusable nappies families can significantly reduce their household waste. In stark contrast to disposable nappies, a baby only needs around 20 to 30 reusable nappies which can be used by any siblings that come along. It is estimated that by using real nappies, the average household waste of families with babies can be halved (