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DITCH THE ECO-GUILT OVER DISPOSABLE NAPPIES & MAKE 1 IN 4 NAPPY CHANGES A REUSABLE


As Real Nappy Week kicks off, Ethical Consumer Magazine today calls on all new mums and dads to ditch their guilt over using disposable nappies. By simply aiming to make at least one in four nappy changes a reusable, parents can cut the carbon emissions of  nappy use by 10%.

Using only reusable nappies reduces the carbon emissions associated with disposable nappies by 40%. By making every one in four nappy changes a reusable, these carbon emissions can be cut by 10%. This would be in line with the nationwide 10:10 campaign which calls on supporters to slash carbon emissions in the UK by 10% by the end on 2010.

New dad Dan Welch from Ethical Consumer Magazine said:

“Everyone knows that disposable nappies are a plastic-wrapped environmental nightmare. But I know that as a new dad the future of the planet isn't always my number one priority. However by aiming to use a reusable nappy every one in four nappy changes, I know that my family is making our contribution to the fight against climate change.”

Ethical Consumer Magazine's extensively research report on disposable and reusable nappies currently recommends the following companies as Best Buys for reusable nappies:

Cottontail: www.thecottontailcompany.com
Totsbots: www.totsbots.com

For disposable nappies Ethical Consumer Magazine recommends Bambo Nature as a Best Buy: www.bambo-nature.co.uk

Pampers, one of the UK's top-selling disposable nappy came bottom in Ethical Consumer's survey.

The Ethical Consumer Nappy Report is available free on www.ethicalconsumer.org for one week only throughout Real Nappy Week.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

1 Real Nappy Week begins on Monday April 26th and is run by The Real Nappy Information Service: www.goreal.org.uk

2 Soiled disposable nappies are a major environmental issue. Almost six million nappies are sent to landfill everyday creating 400,000 tonnes of waste a year. This is equivalent to the refuse produced by a city the size of Birmingham.

3 Launched in 1989 Ethical Consumer is the UK's leading ethical and environmental magazine. In each issue Ethical Consumer examines the ethical and environmental record of the companies behind everyday products and services from bread to banks. For more information visit the Ethical Consumer website: www.ethicalconsumer.org