Cloth nappies are up to 40% better for the environment than their disposable counterparts (and that’s without taking into account the impact disposables have on our increasingly limited landfill sites). The findings published in the revised ‘Life Cycle Analysis’ (conducted by the environment agency) at the end of 2008 have highlighted that cloth puts control of carbon footprint into the hands of parents. The previous report made some seriously flawed assumptions which we will highlight below:
- Boil washing nappies – maybe in the 50s and 60s but not nowadays!
- Tumble drying – we all know this is a last resort. Environment aside, long term it’s better on the bank balance to have a few more nappies in your set.
- Bleaching – Don’t you dare do that to our nappies. It’s really bad for fabrics.
- Ironing – Come on, who on earth ever irons nappies (or anything else made from terry).
Hats off to the environment agency for sorting their report out.
We source our materials as locally as possible with many of our fabrics actually being manufactured right here in the UK.
Wherever possible we ship goods by surface. Whilst this takes longer it uses less fuel and less carbon is emitted.
Just like at home we recycle all of the rubbish we can.
All retail packaging must be sufficient to pack the contents and no more. We do not believe in ‘shelf grabbing’. There is nothing worse than purchasing a product that has more plastic in the packaging than the product itself.
Wherever possible our packaging is reusable. The multi-packs come in a handy drawstring cotton bag and the day-packs come in a zip closing PVC bag – great for all those pens and crayons that accumulate! Our single nappies and wraps are packed in oxy-biodegradeable packaging.
We reuse boxes for shipping where we can and recycle those we can’t. If you live in the Glasgow area and are moving house, give us a call, we’ll happily offload some to you.
All our fabric waste is collected on a monthly basis by a well known Boxing bag manufacturer. Like most folk at home we also recycle all plastics, cans and paper waste produced in the factory and offices. We use a local company to do this so anyone in the Glasgow area might want to give them a shout – they take all the hassle out of recycling for you and are great bunch of guys.