This week is ‘Real Nappy Week’ which aims to educate and support people to make the switch to cloth nappies.
There are many benefits to cloth nappies, including the reduction of single use plastic nappies going into household bins and subsequently into landfill where they take 450 years to break down into micro plastics.
Every day in the UK 8 million single-use nappies are incinerated or sent to landfill.
Epping Forest Nappy library – a cloth nappy library serving the people of Epping Forest
Set up in January, Epping Forest Nappy library is a not for profit community group run by volunteers and supported by Essex County Council’s ‘Love Essex’ sustainability team. They hire out kits of modern cloth nappies to people who would like to give it a try and run a monthly demo and support group at the Brambles Family hub in Epping.
The nappy library has been lucky enough to win a sapling from a cloth nappy retailer who plant trees for every 1000 cloth nappies they get into the community. Each tree sapling represents growth in community sustainability. Epping Forest District Council’s Countrycare are planting the tree on 9 May on the new development on Buckingham Road, off Tower Road in Epping.
If you would like to find out more about the nappy library and the events they run, you can follow them on facebook – Epping Forest Nappy Library or email email@example.com