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Real Nappy Cash Back Scheme in Daventry

Parents in Daventry District are being encouraged to try real nappies through a new incentive scheme. 

Daventry District Council (DDC) is offering £25 cashback to anyone who spends £75 or more on reusable cloth nappies.

It is hoped the initiative will encourage families in the District to make the switch from disposables, saving them money, freeing up space in their general waste bin, and helping the environment.

Real nappies are so-called because they are made from natural materials, usually cotton, and do not contain gels or chemicals. They come in a range of styles, are machine washable and can be used again and again.

It is estimated that using real nappies could save parents £500 per child compared to using disposables, as well as reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Families who are unsure whether real nappies would be suitable for them can also try before they buy by borrowing a free nappy loan kit, available from Daventry Library.

Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “About eight million disposable nappies are thrown away each day in the UK, ending up in landfill where they will take hundreds of years to degrade. By switching to real nappies, families can dramatically reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill and make a real difference to the world in which their child will grow up.

“We hope this incentive will encourage more parents to give real nappies a go. There are great savings to be made in the longer term, and it’s also a good way for families to free-up space in their general waste bin.”

To find out more about the incentive scheme and how to claim your £25 cashback, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/greenerliving, email customercare@daventrydc.gov.uk or phone 01327 871100.

To try real nappies before you buy - why no borrow one of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership's real nappy kits - available at libaries.  See www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk/at-home/reuse/real-nappy-loan-kits/    for more details. 

For advice about real nappies please visit www.thenappylady.co.uk or phone 01252 372266.

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