With July being a month to reduce plastic waste I have been thinking about what I have tried over the last few years to reduce our household plastic. One of the biggest changes is moving to cloths nappies part time.
Did you know that Bristol now has a cloth nappy shop and a cloth nappy library?
The nappy library runs workshops to explain how to use, fit, wash and look after the nappies. You can also hire a new born kit so you can try out cloth nappies. Luckily cloths nappies are much easier to look after than they used to be.
There is a scary facts that if each South Glos nappy wearing baby and child used one less nappy a week it would mean tonnes less waste going to landfill. The waste companies and councils also saves thousands as they deal with disposing of them. Disposables nappies represent 1/5 of all waste in landfill the biggest single type of waste we produce. It’s a big headache. So reducing the number of disposable nappies used can make a difference.There is a growing move for parents to use less disposable nappies. My aim is to use at least 1 less disposable nappy a day. Some days we manage cloths nappies all day. Some days we don’t but we try.
South Glos council also sell a starter kit of clothes nappies which you can buy at cost price.
Lots of nurseries and childminders are also giving them a go with some setting using only re-usable nappies.
Here is some links for any one interested or wanting to give it a go.
The nappy shop
South Glos – Reusable Nappy Scheme
How will you using July to reduce your plastic waste?