Switch to reusable nappies

Reusable nappies

Reusable nappies are a reworked traditional solution to reducing plastic waste. Modern versions are available in a variety of materials, including cotton, bamboo, microfibre and hemp.

The average baby will get through over 5000 disposable nappies in their first 2-3 years.


  • Saves money
  • Lots of options to suit allergies and different shapes and sizes
  • Like most children's items, you can source these second hand


  • Upfront investment (especially if you don't know which type will suit your child)
  • Washing and drying nappies increase carbon emissions
  • Adds another chore for already busy parents

Making a difference

Swapping out just one nappy a day will stop 365 nappies going into landfill in a year, and over 1000 by the time your baby is out of nappies.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Laura Ohlman