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Three billion nappies a year - eight million a day - are thrown away in the UK. 90% end up in landfill. Landfill space is running out and local authorities face tough targets to reduce waste. Real nappies can be reused time and time again so they don't contribute to household waste.
Home laundered nappies can save considerably on the cost of keeping a baby in nappies compared to buying disposables every week. Parents could save £500 per year compared to disposable nappies and even more if they use them again on another baby.
Disposable nappies are made of super absorbent chemicals, paper pulp and plastics, while real nappies are mostly made of natural fabrics. Organic cotton and hemp nappies and organic wool waterproof covers are available at a reasonable cost.
"Go Real" is a national campaign which provides a free and independent information service.
For more information, expert advice, forums and product reviews visit the Go Real website or call the nappy hotline on 0800 328 8175.