What can you do in the fight against single-use plastics pollution?
3 billion disposable nappies thrown away each year
Disposables take over 300 years to decompose
Disposables account for 2-3% of all household waste
400,000 tonnes of waste caused every year
The UK throws away nearly 3,000,000,000 disposable nappies a year, costing local authorities over £60 million per annum for disposal, all of which will go through household waste streams which means either incineration or landfill where they can take more than 300 years to break down. Disposable nappies are one of the biggest contributors to single-use plastic waste, the worst cause of contamination in recycling and cost councils and parents too much money whilst damaging the environment.
This week marks Reusable Nappy Week in the UK and further afield. Brands, NGOs, nappy libraries and enthusiasts will be taking advantage of the...
We’re delighted to announce that even more new members have joined the Nappy Alliance – the biggest intake of new members in a single month since...