Our member Bambino Mio writes about their newly-launched petition.
The majority of parents and parents-to-be believe that climate change poses a threat to their children’s future with 86% of parents saying the government needs to do more to reduce nappy waste. It is a well know fact that single-use plastics are directly linked to climate change as they are produced using fossil fuels, through a process that emits huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Single-use plastics are one of the worst pollutants on our planet as they continue to create greenhouse gas emissions long after they have been discarded – which for single-use nappies is around 500 years!
Disposable nappies are a single-use plastic!
Every day in the UK 10 million single-use plastic nappies are incinerated or end up in landfill. That’s a staggering 250 million every day around the world! One of the most environmentally friendly things we can do is reuse the things we buy. Reusable nappies are the answer to the nappy waste crisis, but parents and caregivers need support to make the transition.
It’s time to trigger a national conversation about how the nappy waste crisis is a crucial part of the reduction of single-use plastic and fight against climate change.
Babies demand to be heard
On Monday 26th June, we took a bunch of little revolutionaries to Parliament Square, London, in a protest to raise awareness of the devastating impact of single-use nappies. Sporting babygrows and trailblazing tees with protest slogans including ‘My nappy’s rubbish’, ‘Our future’s not disposable’, and ‘It’s my planet and I’ll cry if I want to’ – Bambassadors™ as young as four months took a stand against the environmental devastation caused by single-use nappies, demanding immediate change to protect their futures.
It’s time for change
We’re ready to fight the problem head-on, to draw attention to this huge issue, increase public awareness and put pressure on decision-makers to address the problem. We’re fighting on behalf of those who can’t yet speak up for themselves, and we have started a petition calling on the government to urgently take action.
It’s time for change and the government needs to make the nappy waste crisis a priority. We have listened to the concerns of parents across the country and are taking the lead with this conversation by launching a petition, calling for the Government to create a national strategy to reduce nappy waste in line with other single-use plastic targets.
Sign the petition to show your support and tell the Government that we need a national strategy to reduce nappy waste NOW!