Special Feature: Washable nappy benefits

PUBLISHED: 11:16 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 13:54 04 May 2010

GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF IT ALL: Left to right: Christine Jones, Leon Jones, Kitty Mann, Abi Mann and Helen Coupe. Photo: HELEN DRAKE

GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF IT ALL: Left to right: Christine Jones, Leon Jones, Kitty Mann, Abi Mann and Helen Coupe. Photo: HELEN DRAKE

PARENTS were give a lesson in the benefits of using washable nappies at Ely Library on Thursday. It is estimated that last year Cambridgeshire County Council spent £182,000 disposing of nappies at landfill, so Cambridgeshire and Peterborough councils hav

PARENTS were give a lesson in the benefits of using washable nappies at Ely Library on Thursday.

It is estimated that last year Cambridgeshire County Council spent £182,000 disposing of nappies at landfill, so Cambridgeshire and Peterborough councils have teamed up with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Real Nappy Network and the Fenland Community Laundry Service for the 11th campaign for real nappies.

This is part of International Real Nappy Week.

The Nappy Network visited a series of venues around Cambridgeshire with parents who use real nappies to give their advice and representatives of the council to answer questions about rubbish and landfill.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough councils have been successful in encouraging the use of washable cloth nappies through a free-trial scheme, which gives parents the chance to see which nappy out of a wide and modern range suits best their baby.

INFO: For more information about waste prevention, recycling and real nappies, visit www.recap.co.uk or phone the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Real Nappy Network on 0845 644 3045.

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