Be real and use cotton nappies

NEW mothers in Cambourne will learn on Friday how to save money and the environment when they choose their babies nappies. As part of International Real Nappy Week, Cambridgeshire County Council is hosting an event called Baby and Me, at The Hub communit

NEW mothers in Cambourne will learn on Friday how to save money and the environment when they choose their babies' nappies.

As part of International Real Nappy Week, Cambridgeshire County Council is hosting an event called Baby and Me, at The Hub community centre, in the High Street, from 10am until 11am, in a bid to persuade mums to prefer cotton nappies to disposables. The council reckons it spent £182,000 to put nappies in landfill last year.

Waste campaigns officer Victor Perez said: "We are delighted to support the Real Nappy Network in spreading the word about cotton nappies. It is estimated that every child uses around 5,850 nappies in their lifetime, which is the same weight as an average family car. Using real nappies is an amazing way to cut down on waste but also to save some money. Research suggests that parents can save as much as £740 by choosing cloth nappies over disposables."

INFORMATION: Details about waste prevention, recycling and real nappies can be found at www.recap.co.uk.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Real Nappy Network can be reached on 0845 644 3045.

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