THE UGLY TRUTH
The impact of disposable nappies on our environment and on our health is frightening. Here is some raw, real and disturbing facts on the production and use of disposable nappies. We can't ignore this, can you?
OVER 2 BILLION NAPPIES TO LANDFILL
Australians use around 5.6 million nappies per day: This means that over 2 billion used nappies go into landfill sites in Australia each year.
HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF DAMAGE
EVERY disposable nappy and wipe ever produced is STILL in existence today. It is estimated that they will take over 400 years to break down (not decompose). That's A LOT of plastic!
HIGHLY TOXIC CHEMICALS
The World Health Organisation warns that highly toxic chemicals found in disposables are linked to long-term health conditions affecting the immune system, causing reproductive & respiratory issues and allergic reactions.
1.9 MILLION+ LITRES OF WATER WASTED
It takes approximately 495,950 litres of water to manufacture enough disposables for just THREE MONTHS! Compared to only 19,962 litres of water for THREE YEARS of cloth nappy washing.
COSTING AUSSIE FAMILIES $3,000+
Disposables will cost you $3000 plus! Per child! That’s just for nappies, excluding wipes, swim nappies and other disposable accessories!
1,100+ TREES LOPPED PER MINUTE
Around 70% of the paper that is needed to produce disposable nappies comes from trees. It takes up to 4.5 trees to produce enough disposables for ONE baby for only ONE year. This waste is highly unsustainable.
WE CAN HELP YOU CHOOSE TO RE-USE
WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN ONE PERSON MAKE?
THE AMOUNT OF DISPOSABLES YOU WILL KEEP OUT OF LANDFILL PER CHILD USING CLOTH NAPPIES
HOW MUCH MONEY YOU WILL SAVE PER CHILD USING CLOTH NAPPIES INSTEAD OF DISPOSABLES
THE NUMBER OF CHEMICALS FOUND IN DISPOSABLE NAPPIES THAT ARE NOT USED TO MAKE CLOTH NAPPIES
THE NUMBER OF TREES YOU WILL SAVE PER CHILD THAT DOES NOT USE DISPOSABLE NAPPIES