The London Borough of Hackney works with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. They currently offer residents a £54.15 voucher to get started using reusable nappies. The aim is to decrease the amount of nappy waste bring disposed 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. 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

In the long term, parents can make savings of around £600. More if the nappies are used on a second child. 

Reusable nappies come in three main types: All-in-One, Shaped and Flat. Modern designs make using, washing and drying easy

Free Real Nappy Voucher

Apply for a FREE real nappy 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. The voucher can be put towards a set of reusable nappies you have researched and would like to try, or if you are unsure, then we recommend spending your voucher on a trial kit containing the three main types of reusable nappies.



Are you a member of Hackney’s Recycling Rewards scheme? If so, you can gain a huge 2,000 points for using Real Nappies. To gain points or to join the scheme contact: info@localgreenpoints.com or 0207 326 5055 (Mon –  Fri, 9am – 5.30pm). Fore more information on the scheme visit: hackney.gov.uk/recycling-rewards

Upcoming Events in Hackney


All nappy demos at Hackney Central Library are on the 4th or last Friday of the month during term time – 10.30 am to 12 noon. You can apply for a voucher in person on the day, please make sure you bring along supporting documents.

Hackney Real Nappy Network, Hackney Central Library, E8

Hackney Real Nappy Network claim your free £54.15 nappy voucher and learn more about washable, reusable nappies. Everyone is welcome to attend this nappuccino but vouchers issued on the day are only available to Hackney residents at these events. The Washable Nappy Company will be running a pop-up shop where you can buy reusable nappies and redeem your real nappy voucher on the day.

Friday 10th May 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm (demo starts at 10.30am)… read more

Friday 7th June 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm (demo starts at 10.30am) … read more

Friday 5th July 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm (demo starts at 10.30am) … read more


Hackney Real Nappy Network, Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take

Do you have preloved, good quality reusable nappies and baby clothes to pass-on? Looking for some reusable nappies to help you get started? Come on down to Hackney Real Nappy Network’s Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take to learn about reusable nappies, meet local parents and have the opportunity to pick up something for free! No need to bring to take. Real Nappies for London will be there to offer advice and encourage parents to get involved promoting reusable nappies across Hackney.

Wednesday 15th May 2019, 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU … read more

Wednesday 17th July 2019, 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU … read more


Reusable Nappies

Your Guide to Getting Started

Where to Buy

Buy Reusable Nappies

Get Involved

Raise Awareness of Reusable Nappies

London Borough of Hackney

Waste & Recycling Team
020 8356 6688


The Washable Nappy Company