UK parents throw away around 3 billion disposable nappies every year – that is a lot of landfill and this is what one babies nappy mountain looks like –
It is believed that it will take up to 500 years for these nappies to decompose (all the while producing dangerous methane gas), which could be a big headache for our grandchildren.
A Women’s Environmental Network study shows that disposable nappies use:
3.5 times as much energy
8 times as much non-renewable raw materials
2.3 times as much waste water as reusable nappies.