New nappy campaign launched

A NEW campaign is being launched next week to encourage parents to use environmentally-friendly reusable nappies.Changing Times is the new Suffolk Real Nappy campaign which involves councils and companies who provide reusable or 'real' nappy products and services.

By Amanda Cresswell

A NEW campaign is being launched next week to encourage parents to use environmentally-friendly reusable nappies.

Changing Times is the new Suffolk Real Nappy campaign which involves councils and companies who provide reusable or 'real' nappy products and services.

It has been launched to coincide with Real Nappy Week starting Monday .


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A new cash incentive scheme will assist parents who opt to use reusable nappies for their new babies to help reduce the huge cost of burying nappy waste in Suffolk.

Joan Girling, member of Suffolk County Council's executive committee, said: "This scheme will provide information on the huge range of reusable nappies available and dispel some of the myths associated with old-fashioned cloth nappies.

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"High Street retailers and supermarket stores stock a wide range of disposable nappies but don't reflect the huge range of cost-effective reusable nappy products available.

"However, many small business and mail order companies now offer a wide range of reusable nappies."

Parents using reusable nappies make huge savings as a child gets through an estimated average of 6,000 nappies until fully potty trained.

The county council is holding three information events where parents can talk to reusable nappy experts and local recycling officers. The details are as follows:

nThursday 25 April – Great Eastern Square, Felixstowe from 10.30am to 3pm

nMonday 29 April – Buttermarket shopping centre, Ipswich from 11am to 3pm.

Suffolk now has two real nappy laundry services and several local reusable nappy suppliers who offer demonstrations and trial packs.

Information leaflets will be available at the county council's offices and libraries.

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