Local parents help fight plastic pollution by switching to ‘real nappies’

To celebrate Real Nappy Week, local parents are invited to attend live demos to find out about real nappies and how they can claim their FREE trial pack worth £50

To celebrate Real Nappy Week, local parents are invited to attend live demos to find out about real nappies and how they can claim their FREE trial pack worth £50

 

A Southwark resident had this to say after claiming their trial pack, “It was great to have a selection to try out, and we noted the reduction in waste straight away.”

 

Parents or soon to be parents, who live in Southwark, are invited to attend the demonstrations to find out more about the benefits of reusable nappies. For example, using just one real nappy a day, in place of a disposable one, would prevent 730 nappies from being sent for energy recovery. Using cloth nappies instead of disposables not only helps to save the environment but helps to save families money too. By washing nappies, parents can save approximately £500 per baby and if nappies are used for more than one child, the cost savings add up considerably.

 

In the UK, 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away, every day. The plastic in disposable nappies means that they can take up to 500 years to break down. Parents across Southwark have been helping to reduce the number of nappies that are thrown away by making the switch to reusable nappies. In 2017, over 250 Southwark parents took advantage of Veolia Southwark’s free real nappy pack. The pack, which is worth £50, includes a selection of nappies for parents to try. To promote the give away and celebrate Real Nappy Week (23-27 April), Veolia Southwark will be hosting free real nappy demonstrations at local library baby and toddler sessions (see listing below). The team will also be on hand to answer questions about using real nappies and how to apply for the free trial pack.

 

Rachel Butler, Communications, Education and Outreach Manager for Veolia Southwark said, “Southwark's population is ever growing, that means more and more nappies are being thrown away every day. By switching to real nappies, families can help to reduce the amount of plastic waste they produce and save money at the same time. This is why we are hosting demonstrations throughout Real Nappy Week, where we will be explaining the many benefits of using real nappies and how Southwark families can try them for free.”

 

The Veolia Southwark team will be visiting the following libraries:

Library

Monday

23 April

Tuesday

24 April

Wednesday

25 April

Thursday 26 April

Friday

27 April

Camberwell

10.30am  

       

John Harvard

 

11.15am

     

Dulwich

   

10.30am

   

Canada Water

     

11.00am

 

Peckham

       

10.45am

 

Parents who are unable to attend can find out more and apply for a free nappy pack by filling in an online form at www.southwark.gov.uk/nappies.