Jo Baker-Gabb of Mortimer took first prize of £100, with Carrie Hulett, also from Mortimer and Helena Muzikova of Thatcham taking the runner-up prizes of £50. They can now invest in some real nappies, which are easy to use, come in funky designs and will help them to reduce their waste.
West Berkshire Council’s Executive Councillor for the Environment, Dominic Boeck, said: “Parents can save over £500 when comparing costs for using real nappies against disposable nappies. This can make a big difference for family finances as well as the environment.”
General Manager for Veolia in West Berkshire, Mark Gray, continued: “A baby in disposable nappies will create nearly a tonne of waste over two and half years. If that waste all goes to landfill it can take more than 500 years to decay.”
If you are interested in trying real nappies or applying for £30 cashback when
you purchase nappies, go online to www.westberks.gov.uk/nappies, contact West Berkshire Council’s customer services by email [email protected] or call