Hackney

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.

Upcoming Events in Hackney

HACKNEY REUSABLE NAPPY DEMOS 

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

Due to popular demand there will be two nappy demos, the first at 10am and the second demo at 11am. Both lasting 30 minutes. Please arrive on time before your preferred slot. The Washable Nappy Company pop-up shop will be open from 10.30am – 12noon.

Information will be provided about the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them. Everything you need to get started. Opportunities for Q&A and to meet local parents. Free Real Nappies for London free worth £54.15 are available for parents with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be (Hackney residents with proof of id, address and pregnancy or birth).

Free and all welcome! Further details, please contact: info@hackneyrealnappy.net.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday 13th September 2019, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am)… read more

Friday 4th October 2019, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 8th November 2019, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 13th December 2019, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 17th January 2020, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 7th February 2020, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 6th March 2020, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 3 April 2020, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 8th May 2020, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … read more

Friday 5th June 2020, 10.00am – 12 noon (demo starts at 10.00am and 11am) … 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 18th September 2019 – 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU …read more

Wednesday 20th November 2019 – 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU …read more

Wednesday 22th January 2020 – 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU …read more

Wednesday 18th March 2020 – 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU …read more

Wednesday 20th May 2020 – 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU …read more

Wednesday 1st July 2020 – 10.30am – 12noon @ Roundchapel Families Project, The Roundchapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 0PU …read more

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Reusable Nappies

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London Borough of Hackney

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

 

The Washable Nappy Company