Recycling Nappies

Recycling nappies is childs play!

How do you recycle a nappy?

Disposable nappies cannot be recycled at municipal recycling centres or via kerbside collections. As composite materials, they are extremely difficult to recycle and so almost all disposable nappies go to landfill – an astonishing 3 billion nappies every year. That’s 8 million every day! The environmental impact of all this waste material going to landfill is huge, and at an average of £700 per baby, so is the monetary cost of the nappies themselves. So why not save the environment and some money by buying re-usable cotton nappies instead?

What is the recycling process?

There is no satisfactory way of recycling disposable nappies. A far more sustainable alternative is to purchase re-usable nappies which require fewer resources to produce and which can be used over and over again. In the long run, they are also much cheaper.

Where can i get more information?

The following websites provide more details about the purchase and use of re-usable nappies.

Most supermarkets now stock re-usable nappies and there are many nappy laundering services available throughout the country. Check your local telephone directory to find your nearest supplier.