Nappyline cares for the environment
A new baby is one of the most exciting and important occasions to happen to a family. Many parents think about what sort of world their child will be brought up in, and many are concerned about the impact disposable nappies are making on the environment.
Our 100% cotton nappies are laundered using:
✓ Eco-friendly washing powders
✓ No bleaches
✓ Energy and water efficient washing machine
Something to think about..
Environmental Cost Of Disposables
Information supplied by Ecobots Website
Every baby uses about 6,000 nappies
before potty training
That is equivalent to:
4-5 trees, 325kg of
plastic waste, 1 tonne of
Production of disposable nappies uses chlorine gas
to make them fluffy & white, the by-products include harmful chemicals such
as dioxins and furans.
Disposable nappies are not biodegradable. Their lifespan can vary from 500 to
10,000 years. They can harbour up to 100 different types of virus, including
live polio virus from vaccines. These viruses survive for over 2 weeks.
Equivalent waste from hospitals is treated as clinical waste & is not deemed
safe to be dumped in landfill sites. In fact human waste is not
supposed to be landfilled at all & parents are expected to empty the contents
of all nappies into the toilet. Parts of the disposable nappy do rot (along
with the urine and faeces) & this process gives off gases including methane
(which adds to global warming).
Chemical Products and Baby Health
Disposable nappies contain many types of chemicals to make them fluffy,
white and super-absorbent. There are no production standards or any government control to say what
is safe to have in disposable nappies or what should not be used, therefore
little is actually known about the chemicals which sit against your baby’s
absorbent skin for 2.5 years (or longer).
Cloth nappies don't contain Polyacraylate (absorbant gel) which is banned in tampons or Tributyle (TBT), a chemical known to cause hormonal health issues. Also Tributyltin (TBT) is known to disrupt sex hormones and is used in many disposable nappy brands.. Do you really want your little one exposed to such chemicals?
Studies have also suggested that the slightly higher temperatures inside
disposable nappies compared with cloth, may be contributing to a decline in
male fertility. This higher temperature is down to the plastic covering around
the nappy which makes it waterproof. Unlike the PUL covers that Nappyline use, this is not breathable.
Other studies have suggested that chemicals in disposable nappies can
cause breathing problems such as asthma,certainly not something that you would
wish to expose your tiny baby to on a regular basis.
Many parents who use disposable nappies have experienced ‘crystals’ on
their babies bottom when changing, these are the chemicals from within the
disposable nappies that lock away the moisture sticking to your babies skin.
As nappy manufacturers are not required to disclose their “ingredients”
there is no way of telling which of these chemicals are present in any
particular brand of nappies. You have no way of knowing therefore which
chemicals you are exposing your precious baby to.