Changing nappies? Choose reusables!

Join the HERTS Reusable Nappies scheme for 15% off nappies and accessories.

Real Nappy Week 2021

As part of Reusable Nappy Week 2021 (19th - 25th April), the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership, is promoting details of its new scheme HERTS Reusable Nappies and encouraging parents and carers to choose reusables as their nappy of choice when #ChangingNappies.

There are 35,000 or so children under the age of 2.5 in Hertfordshire at any one time, each requiring at least 4,000 nappy changes. Disposable nappies make up whopping 8% of residential rubbish, or an estimated 15,800 tonnes annually, costing over £1.7 million each year. Single use disposable nappies can have a greater carbon footprint than reusables by up to 40%[1].

Reusables can save £500 per child compared to the cost of buying disposables but cost more upfront. Our scheme therefore offers 15% off the purchase of reusable nappies and accessories across our partner suppliers. With options including spread or delayed payments, low cost nappies or hire kits, it needn't cost the earth to use reusables. The discount applies across a huge selection of nappies, so we are confident that suitable nappies are available for every child in Hertfordshire.

Helena Jackson, WasteAware Co-Ordinator and leader of the HERTS Reusable Nappies scheme, explains:

"Many parents and parents-to-be want to protect the environment and reduce their waste. Choosing reusable nappies is a great way of doing this, but with such a big range of products on the market, some requiring quite an investment, it can be hard to know where to begin, and who to ask.

This is where the HERTS Reusable Nappies scheme can help, as it gives easy access to all the information parents need, showcases the ranges of nappies and accessories available from our partnering suppliers, and offers a 15% discount to help with the upfront costs of making the switch. Our aim is to help find a nappy that's a perfect fit for each baby in Hertfordshire."

[1] Environment Agency - final nappies report formatted.doc (