Did you know…
- They will require an average of 8 nappies per day for the first 2.5 years of life. A total of 134,480 single-use plastic nappies go to landfill everyday within County Cork.
- On an annual basis 49 million disposable single-use nappies, equating to 7,510 tonnes (UK DEFRA Report) of plastic waste is generated in Cork.
- These will take up to 500 years to break down due to the plastic components, generating 1,340k* tonnes(UK DEFRA Report) of carbon.
- Nappies are not suitable for incineration due to the absorbent chemical gel.
What you can do…
Take part a Nappuccino (a coffee morning where you get to chat to volunteers and see and feel a modern cloth nappy)
Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:
Cloth Nappy Library Ireland here
Getting to the Bottom of Environmentally Friendly Nappies here