London, UK (PRWEB) January 05, 2012
Being more eco-friendly is in the top ten most popular New Year’s Resolutions, with people citing re-using carrier bags, recycling and upcycling and looking for reduced packaging when buying goods as eco-goals, according to our research. But with a third of landfill attributed to nappy waste, gNappies is urging parents to make 2012 a green year by switching to hybrid nappies.
The choice of whether to use re-useable or disposable nappies can be a tough one, but statistics of how much landfill waste that is created by disposable nappies would shock new parents or parents-to-be. Though a disposable nappy may be an easy option for some over a cloth nappy, gNappies offers parents a third option - a hybrid - which can drastically reduce their carbon footprint.
Kim Graham-Nye, co founder of gNappies said: “Parents want the best for their children, so why not make the world the best place possible. Although there are some environmental factors that are out of our control, we can do something about how much gets sent out in the bin. Parents can feel good about their contribution to environmental impact, while also using a nappy that is breathable, reducing the risk of nappy rash – good for the environment and good for the baby.”
Even doing a little bit each day to reduce the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill will have a significant effect on the environment. gNappies offer the best of both worlds for parents with the option of either using washable and re-useable gCloth or gRefills, while disposable when dirty, they can also be home-composted when wet. Since gRefills are much smaller than a disposable nappy, this can reduce the amount of nappy waste going to landfills. gRefills, when home-composted, take between 50-100 days to biodegrade versus disposable nappies which could take over 500 years.
The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to make changes to everyday lifestyles and gives new parents a good reason to make their baby a green baby in 2012. For tips on changing nappies, more information about the gNappies hybrid nappy range or environmental information on gNappies, visit http://www.gnappies.co.uk.
For more information or press, please contact Georgina Dunkley at Punch Communications - +44 (0)1858411600 or gnappies(at)punchcomms(dot)com
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