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Eco Bums Cloth Nappy Library 

Thought about trying Modern Cloth Nappies but not sure where to start? Here is your chance to try various types without having to buy them!

Eco Bums are offering local residents the opportunity to sample a range of Modern Cloth Nappies (MCN). Parents can hire a kit of quality nappies to test different types of MCN over a 2 week period.

This is a great opportunity for parents to try cloth nappies to see if it suits them and their baby. Using these nappies has significant environmental and financial benefits.

For further information, go to the Eco Bums website www.ecobumsclothnappies.com

Or contact Eco Bums via 0424 096 089 or nappylibrary@ecobums.com.au

Zero Waste SA has produced a fact sheet all about Cloth Nappies - click here to find out more.

W hy use modern cloth nappies?

Council’s aim is to divert 75% of material from landfill. This can be achieved through avoidance and recycling. By avoiding disposable nappies and encouraging cloth nappies as an alternative, we can achieve up to 6% less waste going to landfill.

  1. It is estimated it takes 200 times the energy to produce one disposable nappy as it does to wash one cloth nappy.
  2. It takes 4.5 trees to make the pulp used in disposables for one baby over 2.5 years.
  3. It takes twice the amount of water to produce one disposable than is used to wash one cloth nappy for a year.
  4. Disposables use 3.5 times more energy than cloth nappies.
  5. It takes one full cup of crude oil to make the plastic for each disposable.
  6. Modern cloth nappies are made from environmentally sustainable materials like bamboo, hemp, wool and organic cotton, all of which use less water and energy to produce.
  7. It is estimated each disposable takes between 300 and 500 years to breakdown. That means that a part of every disposable nappy ever put into a landfill site is still there.
  8. Disposables produce 2.3 times more waste water (at the production stage) and 60 times more solid waste than cloth nappies.
  9. One baby in disposables will produce 2 tonnes of solid waste!

Information taken from the Eco Bums website.

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