Zero Waste Week: 5 Ways Reusable Nappies Waste

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In honour of  Zero Waste Week, we’re sharing five of our favourite facts about reusable nappies!


Landfills are overflowing

The UK disposes of around 3 billion disposable nappies each year, representing an estimated 2% to 3% of all household waste.

By choosing reusable nappies, you’ll help make a dent in the three billion disposables we throw away each year. We bet our great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (deep breath!) great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren will thank us for that!


Your reusable stash is small-but-mighty

Did you know you’ll only need around 20-25 reusable nappies versus 4,000 single-use ones? And remember, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Just one reusable nappy can stop 900 singles from going to landfill. If you’re new to reusables, why not start with a stash of two? That’s one for the bum and one for the wash!


Reusables keep the pennies in your piggybank

Your 20-25 reusable nappies will cost around £400 compared to £1,500 for disposables. So cloth nappies really can save you from throwing your hard-earned cash in the bin — literally! When cared for properly, reusable nappies can be used on a second child further reducing your environmental impact and saving another £1,500.


Less is more

You’ve probably guessed that it takes a lot more energy and raw materials to manufacture the thousands of disposables used per child versus 20-25 reusable nappies. In fact, it takes 98% less raw materials to make reusable nappies. Twenty of our Easyfit reusable nappies use just 2.7 kg of materials compared to the 150 kg used for 4,000 disposables.


Our reusables are made from recyclables

What a tongue-twister! We're the first reusable nappy company in the world to make our waterproof fabric out of recycled polyester yarn. So, you're not just reducing your waste by choosing TotsBots... you’re recycling too! On average, two plastic bottles are diverted from landfill with every TotsBots EasyFit nappy.

Now that you’re all clued up with the facts, it’s time to go waste-free! We’ve made it easier than ever with our trial kits, only £33 with code TBTK at the checkout, so what are you waiting for?!