Approximately 800 million disposable nappies end up in landfill each year in Australia, making up 5% of all landfill. The average baby will use over three and a half thousand nappies from birth to toilet training, which is causing enormous harm to our environment especially when we take into consideration that this waste will not degrade for hundreds and hundreds of years. Furthermore, there are around 48 chemicals used in the manufacturing process of disposable nappies which besides from damaging the environment is also potentially harmful to a baby's delicate skin. Combine these statistics with the fact that using disposable nappies will cost on average about $3250 from birth to toilet training per child, it seems infinitely logical to reduce this cost and waste.
Modern cloth nappies can help to reduce these statistics and help to save our environment. By purchasing cloth nappies you can help to reduce the amount of single-use plastics (disposable nappies) end up in landfill each year and also reduce the chemical impact that manufacturing of disposables has on our environment. Many families worry about the increase in water consumption from washing cloth nappies however studies have shown the rise in cost is very minimal and a lot less taxing on our environment. Water is replenishable, whereas once chemicals and plastic are produced our environment suffers greatly.