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David Linden MP for Glasgow East, said: 

“People may not know that the average daily use of disposable nappies has the same environmental footprint as seven plastic bags. The attendance of politicians from across Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru is a clear demonstration that there is cross-party support for the important issue of reducing the waste load of disposable nappies.”

 

“The Nappies (Environmental Standards) Bill has real potential to help empower parents to make informed choices about the nappies that they use for their children, as well as cutting waste costs for local councils and making a huge reduction on single-use plastics that end up in our environment.”

 

“It is clear that environmental claims being made by manufacturers of disposable nappies are not always credible. For example, nappies being marketed as biodegradable disposable nappies are in fact considered to use the same amount of finite raw materials and energy to produce as their non-biodegradable counterparts.”


“The growing support across the parties for reusable nappies is very encouraging. After the election I will continue to call for government action on this important issue.”

 

Adam Price, Leader of Plaid Cymru, said:

“This initiative is a tremendous idea and mustn’t be overlooked. The UK throws away three billion nappies a year, this is a huge issue and contributes to our waste crisis. I welcome this nappy alternative and urge all parents to consider using reusable nappies. I believe they present a viable alternative to their throw away counterparts. I will continue to champion the vitally important work that reusable nappy companies do to aid parents and our environment.”

Sandy Martin, Labour Shadow Minister for Waste & Recycling, said:

“Reusable nappies are a great example of a sustainable alternative to our throwaway society and should be encouraged. Many councils offer incentives to encourage new parents to use the more sustainable, and often cheaper alternative. Labour will invest in local government re-use systems and encourage reuse schemes such as the real nappy incentive scheme.

Emma Ross, Sustainability influencer @mamalinaUK, said:

“So many parents are aware of the environmental impact of disposable nappies and want to use reusable nappies, but simply don’t know where to start. The Nappies Bill would provide parents with the much-needed information and support to make using reusable nappies easy, accessible and affordable. It’s time to go back to how our parents and grandparents used to do things!”

Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South & Shoreditch, said:

“As a reusable nappy user, I know how easy it is to go green – but know much more needs to be done to support parents to do this. I have benefitted from reusable nappy schemes and welcome the bill.” 

Guy Schanschieff, Chair of the Nappy Alliance, said:

“Reusable nappies have increased in popularity in recent years but there is much more that can be done to support and entice new parents, by giving them more product information and ensuring that they are not be mislead by so-called ’eco’ disposable nappies which are not environmentally friendly.”

 

“We do not in any way advocate for a ban on disposable nappies, because we know that they are a convenience in the lives of busy families. But, by opting to use reusable nappies, parents in the UK alone could help reduce the number of nappies thrown into landfill, which is currently eight million a day.”