The London Borough of Hackney is working in partnership with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies.
If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or a parent-to-be, currently living in Hackney, you are eligible to apply for a free £54.15 voucher to buy reusable nappies or contribute to a paid-for washable nappy laundry service. The incentive is to help you save money and reduce single-use nappy waste being thrown away in the borough.
Why Switch to Reusable Nappies
Around 6% of waste in Hackney comes from disposable nappies. This is equivalent to the weight of nearly 456 double decker buses each year! Reusable nappies can make an important contribution to waste reduction and can save you money.
Parents switch to reusable nappies for three main reasons:
Better for Baby
Breathable soft natural fabrics, which are comfortable and gentle on your baby’s skin.
By using just one reusable nappy a day instead of a disposable nappy, you will save 912 disposable nappies from incineration.
Using reusable nappies full time over 2.5 years can save you on average £488. Further savings can be made if the same nappies are used on a second child.
What are reusable nappies and how to get started
What are reusable nappies?
Reusable nappies come in three main types: All-in-One, Shaped and Flat. Modern designs make using, washing and drying easy. Find out more about the different types of reusable nappies and what else you may need.
Ready to Make a Real Change?
Reusable nappies will save you waste, save you money, and are very easy to use. On our get started page, we offer tips and advice on what you need to get started, how to wash and dry reusable nappies, and where to you can buy them.
Reusable Nappy Voucher
Your Guide to Getting Started
Where to Buy
Meet Other Parents