As if we needed another reason to love reusable nappies, there has just been another reason added to the long list. Close has just released a new 2020 collection of their Pop-in reusable nappies made using a new low impact fabric made from RPET (that’s recycled plastic bottles to you and me).
This was news that we just couldn’t wait to share! Everyone knows we are huge advocates of reusable nappies and encourage every parent to give them a go, and this type of innovation is music to our ears. Reusable nappies designed to reduce waste that are also made from waste. As the ever-growing concern for the environment and the war on plastic gathers momentum, this is great news for all you parents out there who want to minimise your environmental impact; you can now reduce your single-use plastic and waste, one nappy change at a time.
This now means that each Close Pop-in nappy from their 2020 range is made using 2 and a ½ plastic bottles that would have otherwise gone to landfill and polluted the planet for many years to come. So, now when you choose one of these reusable nappies you will be playing a huge part in helping to protect the planet by not only diverting plastic bottles from landfill, but also reducing your own waste by opting for reusable nappy alternatives.
This means if you were to choose to use the new Close Pop-in collection full time for your family you will be diverting a staggering 50 million water bottles from landfill.
Over recent years we have seen a huge rise in parents opting to bring their children up in a planet friendly way, such as making swaps from disposable nappies to reusable nappies. Your little one gets through ALOT of nappies, with 3 billion nappies a year ending up on landfill and each taking an estimated 500 years to biodegrade, they are a huge contributor to the planets waste problem. With the fight against single use items gaining huge attention thanks to shows such as “Blue Planet”, more and more people are trying to help protect the planet and we think reusable nappies are a great place to start.
They have come a long way since the days of a towelling square loosely held together by a safety pin. Today they are cleverly designed with handy features to make them super easy to use and all have bold and beautiful prints you will love. Not only are they better for the environment, they will also be better for your bank balance. In the long run reusable nappies will save you money when comparing them to disposable nappies. Using cloth nappies will average out at about 0.3p per nappy change, compared to 8.7p with disposables.
Close have also made it so easy to get families started on their reusable nappy journey by creating a starter kit, made from their new RPET recycled plastic material, which has all the nappies you will need to get you started.
The list of reasons to swap to reusable nappies just keeps on growing, as does our love for them. Close has made it even easier to inspire parents to make the switch to reusable nappies with advances in product design like this. Choosing one of Close new RPET nappies you will be helping the planet reuse a huge portion of it’s plastic waste, by also massively reducing your own waste. It’s a win win!