North East Lincolnshire Council

Promoting the benefits of real nappies

Waste services staff will be about and about next week with the waste and recycling trailer, encouraging parents to join the growing numbers using real cloth nappies on their baby.

‘Real Nappy Week’ aims to help parents to make an informed choice of what type of nappies they use, and this year, takes place from 24 – 28 April.

The exhibition trailer will be at the following locations between 10am and 2pm:

Kennedy Way Shopping Centre, Immingham: Monday 24 April

St Peters Avenue Car Park, Cleethorpes: Wednesday 26 April

Bull Ring, Victoria Street, Grimsby Thursday 27 April

Council officers will be in attendance to offer advice on the benefits of real nappies and to discuss any other matters with regards to waste minimisation and recycling.

Over eight million disposable nappies are thrown away every day in Britain. Disposable nappies create environmental concerns and financial costs for a local community.

In North East Lincolnshire alone 1900 tonnes of disposable nappies enter the energy from waste Plant at Stallingborough every year at a cost of £128,000 in 2015 – 16. It is estimated that the council collects around 4 million disposable nappies per year.

Councillor David Watson Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment says “The aim of the week is to show parents who may have misconceptions about using real nappies that they are easy to clean and use, can help save a substantial amount of money and are much more environmentally friendly”.

Real Nappy Week now in its 21st year is an annual event organised by Go Real “a social enterprise that runs the Real Nappy Campaign.

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