The frightening statistics are that disposable nappies are the third largest consumer item in landfills making up about 4% of all solid waste. Disposable nappies create huge headaches for local councils and the national government in Ireland and the U.K, with more than 1.5 million disposable nappies going into landfills every day in Ireland and 8 million in the U.K. The estimated decomposition time for a single nappy is 500+ years.
One child will need approximately 8,000 disposable nappies by the age of three. This equates to approximately 1.5 tonnes of waste.
In ideal conditions, one nappy could take 500+ years to biodegrade. But there are no ideal conditions in landfills - no air or light to break down nappies. Even so-called 'biodegradable' disposable nappies take a long time to disappear. So if we follow the three principles of eco-friendliness - reducing, re-using and recycling, using cloth nappies is the logical choice.
Some 80,000 babies were born in Ireland last year and a further 703,000 in the U.K. Each nuababy nappy is 100% reusable. Your baby will use just 24 cloth nappies versus 8,000 disposable nappies from age 0 - 3 years. nuababy corn liners/wipes are 100% biodegradable.
nuababy nappies are a superior choice for your baby, for the planet and for family budgets. First-time users are often surprised at how easy it is to make the switch.
nuababy was established to provide a simple, modern, affordable alternative to disposable nappies, so now you can do your part to reduce your baby's carbon footprint.