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

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

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 1st March 2021 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. You will learn about the three main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx. 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Mar
2
Tue
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. You will learn about the the three main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx. 30 mins with Q&A.

Please register to join us. After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help, please email us: 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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