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Staffordshire Real Nappy Campaign
Washable Nappies – A Real Choice
- Eight million nappies are thrown away every day in the UK – that’s three billion every year
- One baby creates nearly a tonne of nappy waste during its time in disposable nappies
- Disposable nappies can cost in excess of £1000 – that’s just for one baby
- It costs Staffordshire’s council tax payers over £500,000 per year to dispose of 13,000 tonnes of nappy waste
The real alternative
- Real savings. The total cost of using washable nappies can be half that of using disposables. Save up to £600, or more if you use real nappies on your next baby
- Real rubbish reduction. By choosing real nappies you could reduce your household rubbish by half.
Local suppliers and useful contacts
The Staffordshire New Nappy Network is a community group of concerned mums and dads who are working towards raising awareness of the environmental benefits of reusable nappies.
You can visit their website to obtain information on:
- types and brands of washable nappies (e.g. prefolds, shaped, all-in-one, etc)
- real nappy stockists in Staffordshire (high street retail and internet shopping)
- frequently asked questions (e.g. are laundry services avalable)
- coffee morning ‘nappucinos’ to share the knowledge with new and expecting parents
To promote the use of washable nappies, Staffordshire County Council is offering a £30 discount.
To claim your one-off discount your child must be between 0-24 months and a resident of Staffordshire. Simply print off this washable nappies discount form:
If you need more information on real nappies that is not available through either of the links above, please call 0800 232323 or email email@example.com with your enquiry.