Why it Matters

 Save the world?  AND  Save your Money?
          Save the World:
  • It’s time to take action to minimise the damage that disposable nappies create in our eco system. It is estimated that disposables take between 100 and 500 years to degrade.
  • It is estimated that each child will use 7,000 disposable nappies.Imagine  the disposable nappies that your baby will use, piled up by your front door or scattered about your garden waiting to degrade/compost/break down in to something the planet can use. That pile of nappies is your legacy to your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  • It is so easy to use disposables. They are cheap, they are easy to use and you don’t have to get your hands dirty. The dirty part happens when they go to the landfill!
  • While it is easy to focus on the waste issue (and it is horrendous), we need also to be concerned about over consumption of finite resources. Just as we are switching from single use plastics, so we must consider our consumption of single use nappies.


    Costs
  • Cost of a single use (disposable) Nappy: 35cents
  • Cost of a re-usable Cloth Nappy: $14.00
  • Cost of 1yrs disposable Nappies $1800-$3000
  • Cost of 1 yrs re-usable Cloth Nappies (based on “Committed Pack” price)$435.00
  • Cost of disposables of the Nappy wearing life of each Child $2,500-$5,000 per child
  • Cost of Cloth Nappies for the wearing life of each Child $435.00
  • How many times can you re-use a disposable? Nil
  • How many times can you re-use a Cloth Nappy? Three Children.