Real (reusable) nappies
Did you know that:
- Every day Gloucestershire throws over 86,000 disposable nappies into landfill!
- Landfilling disposal nappies costs Gloucestershire over £100,000 per year!
- It is estimated that disposable nappies could take up to 500 years to rot away!
Why should you choose real nappies?
- Reduce waste – your family can cut its waste in half by switching to real nappies
- Kinder to the environment – reusable nappies produce fewer greenhouse gases in their production, use and eventual disposal than disposable nappies
- Save money – you can save up to £600 by choosing reusable nappies. A baby uses about half a tonne (about 5,000) of disposables from birth to potty (2.5 years average)
Discount vouchers and special offers for real nappies
Discount vouchers, special offer packs, loan kits and talks are offered through the Gloucestershire Real Nappy Project (GRNP). The project officer, Kim Baker can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to claim your nappy voucher
We offer a £30 cash-back voucher which can be used against the purchase of real nappies. To be eligible for the voucher you must:
- Be a Gloucestershire resident
- Be expecting or have a child under 24 months
- Spend at least £50 on new real nappies at one time, and
- Provide an itemised receipt
There are three ways you can use your real nappy voucher:
- Apply for your voucher, then use it to order the discount pack (see below); or
- Buy your nappies and claim your £30 back; or
- Apply for your voucher and then purchase real nappies.
See our diagram on how to claim for your £30 real nappy voucher [80kb]
To apply for your nappy voucher, download and send the nappy voucher form [110kb], together with a copy of your MAT B1 or baby’s birth certificate. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of your voucher.
Real nappy discount packs
GRNP works with two suppliers to offer the following discount packs. Both packs are ‘birth to potty’ (0 – 2.5 years). For £20 plus your real nappy voucher, you will receive a discount pack which would normally retail at £90.
Real nappy loan kits
The loan kits are available for a month’s trial to Gloucestershire residents, and they include:
- Cotton nappies
- Bamboo nappies
- Pocket nappies
- Waterproof wraps
- Flushable and washable wraps
- Washable wipes; and
- Nappy net
They will come in a 16l nappy bucket, with a tight fitting lid and detailed ‘How To Nappy’ booklet. Kits are supplied in a variety of sizes. Please email@example.com to find out how to borrow one.
Come and meet Kim Baker, the Real Nappy project officer, who can show you samples, discuss the advantages of real nappies and answer any questions you may have about using them. If you would like Kim to come along to your group to give a talk please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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