Buckinghamshire County Council is promoting National Real Nappy Week (Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th April 2018) to try and get more local families using modern cloth nappies.
Every day in the UK more than 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away. Cloth nappies, also known as re-useable nappies or ‘real nappies’ have lots of benefits to the environment, your pocket and for baby too. Forget the old-fashioned image of bulky cloth nappies – today’s brands are compact, stylish and have Velcro or popper fastenings.
To give parents the chance to find out more, Buckinghamshire County Council is working with the High Wycombe Nappy Library who have events during the week. Local people can come along and chat to the experts.
The Nappy Library offers the chance to hire re-useable nappy sets out for a small fee, to allow families to try out different types before investing in their own set. During the week, all nappy hires will be 50% off as a special offer for Real Nappy Week.
There will also be lots of online content throughout the week, giving lots of information and advice for anyone looking at reducing their waste and opting for re-usable nappies.
Bill Chapple OBE, County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said: ‘Families often want to do the best for the environment, and when there are young children, disposable nappies can create a large amount of waste. Because they’re used time after time, real nappies are better for the environment – and they save money too.
These events for Real Nappy Week give new parents and parents-to-be the chance to simply drop by and find out more.‘
Events confirmed for Real Nappy Week so far are:
- Monday 23rd April 2018 – 9.30am to 11.00am : Downley Community Centre, School Close, Downley HP13 5TR.
- Tuesday 1st May 2018 – 9.30am -12.00pm : Wrights Meadow Community Centre, Wrights Meadow Rd, High Wycombe HP11 1SQ.
Further information on the High Wycombe Nappy Library can be found at http://jennibeansc.strikingly.com/#library.