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Hackney

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.

Reduce Waste

By using just one reusable nappy a day instead of a disposable nappy, you will save 912 disposable nappies from incineration.

Save Money

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

Apply for a FREE voucher worth £54.15

If you are a parent living in Hackney with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, you are eligible to apply for a free voucher worth £54.15 to help with the initial cost of buying reusable nappies or for a paid-for washable nappy laundry service

Upcoming Events in Hackney

Jul
4
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have. If you have already started using reusable nappies and need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too.

Date: Monday 4th July 2022
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Jul
18
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for a reusable nappy support session. This session is for those who are already using reusable nappies, who may need advice and support. It is also an opportunity for London based parents to virtually meet other parents who have babies in reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 18th July 2022
Time: 10am – 11am (starts promptly at 10am)
To Register: Please register via Zoom

If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Please note: This is not an introductory reusable nappy demonstration. Please see our events diary showing ‘Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations’ taking place usually every first Monday of the month.

Aug
1
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have. If you have already started using reusable nappies and need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too.

Date: Monday 1st August 2022
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Aug
22
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for a reusable nappy support session. This session is for those who are already using reusable nappies, who may need advice and support. It is also an opportunity for London based parents to virtually meet other parents who have babies in reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 22nd August 2022
Time: 10am – 11am (starts promptly at 10am)
To Register: Please register via Zoom

If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Please note: This is not an introductory reusable nappy demonstration. Please see our events diary showing ‘Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations’ taking place usually every first Monday of the month.

Sep
5
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have. If you have already started using reusable nappies and need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too.

Date: Monday 5th September 2022
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

London Borough of Hackney

Waste & Recycling Team
020 8356 6688
recycling@hackney.gov.uk
www.hackney.gov.uk/nappies

 

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