14 November 2011

Cloth Nappies make a comeback...

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I saw an article in today's paper that caught my eye. Each year 2.1 billion disposable nappies go to landfill. Each nappy takes around 150 years to breakdown. If we can reduce our use of disposable nappies then we can reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Council pays a fee for this service that is increasing quickly. Port Adelaide Enfield Council are taking an initiative to reintroduce the use of cloth nappies for babies by setting up a Cloth Nappy Library. This will give parents an opportunity to try out cloth nappies and choose a suitable style for their baby. For many new parents disposable nappies are the only type they know and the only type they themselves used as babies themselves. I will ask at the next Council meeting if we could check out what they're doing and see if it is an initiative for Unley.


  1. I looked into this and even borrowing them with the council rebate is still very expensive. I think it was $20 a week? instead of $60. Yes the idea is LOVELY. why don't they tell you what I recently found out look on the good old internet and buy from HONG KONG for 10 nappies and inserts for $38 and the beauty is you get to KEEP them. The sad truth is everything comes from HK these days anyway so you might as well cut out the middle man to save price.

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