Posted: Sun 17th Apr 2016

Real Nappy Week 18 – 24 April 2016

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Apr 17th, 2016

​Real Nappy Week is an annual awareness-raising event which is taking place this year between 18 and 24 April, and aims to show parents how reusable nappies can help save them over £500 as well as reduce waste. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The average baby will need to wear disposable nappies for two and a half years, a cost of £650 to £1300. Real nappies on the other hand cost just £200 for the same two and half year period. The savings really start to add up when they are reused on subsequent children. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ceredigion County Council is encouraging parents to try real nappies and see the advantages for themselves, the authority is offering a Ceredigion residents a free Real Nappy trial pack worth £40.00 to new parents living in Ceredigion. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Real nappies also benefit the environment as disposable nappies can take up to 500 years to breakdown in landfill. By simply switching to cloth nappies from disposables can prevent over 5,000 nappies from going to landfill. Five thousand nappies equate to 156 black bags and weigh approximately the same as a family car – and that’s just for one child! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Modern real nappies are fun, fashionable and come in a range of styles designs and colours, from denim, spots, to ruffles. Using them can not only help parents save money but reduce waste. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To find out what parents from Ceredigion think about using Real Nappies by reading the Real Nappy Case study available on the Council’s website www.ceredigion.gov.uk/recycling ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This scheme is part of the Caru Ceredigion campaign, which aims to help local communities take responsibility to act more sustainably, and create positive activities of benefit to them and the environment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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