After changing a nappy, the last thing you want to be thinking about is where the dirty nappy will eventually go. But considering how often a nappy needs to be changed – and how many you end up tossing – it’s worth thinking about the impact of these single-use plastic items.
Each child uses around 6000 to 7000 nappies before moving on to proper underwear, according to the ABC. In Australia this leads to an estimated 800 million to two billion nappies being sent to landfill each year, where they take up to 500 years to break down and decompose.
Sustainability, zero-waste and organic production are all movements that have been gaining traction in recent years, particularly in the fashion industry. And for its newest range, Purebaby is bringing together all three. The Australian baby-clothing label has launched its first range of reusable cloth nappies, made with soft, certified-organic cotton grown without the use of pesticides for a reduced environmental impact.
Each nappy has adjustable snap fastenings and elasticated legs to catch any leaks. It comes in sizes suitable for newborns all the way up to one-year-olds, with different weighted removable pads for either daytime or night-time use.
There are five styles and colours to choose from, including bumblebee prints, two patterns with delicate-looking trees, and pale pink and grey hues.
When properly taken care of, these nappies can be used for years to come, saving you money in the long run. Not bad for a 25 buck product.
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