We're hosting our first Reusable 'Nappy Natter' event at The Forum, Hemel Hempstead on Monday 21 February, 10am to midday.
Local nappy library, Stork and The Bees, will be on hand to give information about the different types of reusable nappies and how to use them, including washing routines. You’ll be able to see samples and there will be the option to hire nappy kits to try before you buy.
If you’re already using reusables and have some you no longer use, or want to try a different style or design, there will also be a nappy swap on the day.
The UK throws away around three billion disposable nappies every year - that’s roughly eight million per day. The plastic can take up to 500 years to breakdown in landfill.
In Hertfordshire, nappy waste amounts to 15,800 tonnes per year, costing £1.7 million per year to dispose of.
Swapping to reusables, also known as cloth or real nappies, can make a huge difference to the amount of household waste you create. Parents can also save more than £500 by switching from disposables, with savings increasing further if nappies are used with another child. Even swapping one or two disposables a day can make a big difference.
Dacorum residents can access exclusive discounts on a range of reusable nappies from the Herts Reusable Nappy Scheme.
Find our more and register for the event on our reusable nappy scheme page.