Real Nappies and the Environment – See a Nappy Mountain!

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 –

 

A Mountain of disposable nappies

A Mountain of disposable nappies

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.