My Green Nappy Discovering Modern Cloth Nappies and Eco-Friendly Disposable Nappies

February 28, 2010

Buy Your Disposable Nappies in Bulk – It is More Eco-Friendly!

How can you still consider the environment even when using full-time disposables?

When you bulk buy disposable nappies you are making an eco-friendly choice.

Bulk buying is practicing Pre-cycling!

Precycling prevents waste from coming into your home.

You will save money buying in bulk – nappies in bigger boxes, or cartons.

You are save resources by reducing the packaging needed, the transport costs,

Whether you are a hybrid nappy user, making the switch to more eco-friendly nappy choices or a family committed to using modern cloth as much as possible, there may be times when using disposable nappies is the only way to go.

There are many reasons you may decide to use disposable nappies:

  • you are doing certain types of travelling without access to a washing machine,
  • you are visiting relatives who have ‘issues’ with cloth nappies (yes, they exist!),
  • you have a newborn baby that is a pooping fanatic,
  • someone in your family is sick,
  • your washing machine is on the fritz,
  • water restrictions are particularly tight (if you use mainly rain water for instance)
  • or you are simply tired and in need of a washing break.

Instead of reusing cloth nappies, you can ‘pre-cycle’ your disposable nappies!

Precycling is the practice of reducing waste by attempting to avoid bringing into the home ‘things’ which will generate waste. Precycling includes any attempts to reduce the production of waste.

Precycling includes such practices as:

  • buying consumables in bulk to reduce packaging,
  • buying consumables in recyclable packaging over non-recyclable packages,
  • avoiding junk mail,
  • using electronic media for reading materials, (especially throwaway items such as magazines or newspapers.)

Buying bulk nappies is the environmentally friendly way to buy disposables.

You can bulk buy nappies online as well as at local bulk buy nappy warehouses.

Here is a starting selection of places that offer bulk nappies:

  • The Bulk Warehouse
  • Nappy Palace

Bub Hub offers a directory of disposable nappy Home Delivery Services.

An Eco-Goal for you to consider:

What if you looked into getting your next lot of disposables in bulk, to practice pre-cycling as you also save money you can use towards buying some re-usable cloth nappies?

– Charndra

3 My Green Nappy Resources:

1. My Nappy Style Window of Eco-Disposable Nappies – these also come in bulk, which can take them down to the cost of regular disposables, but with much better eco-karma.

2. My Nappy Style Window of Bulk Packs of modern cloth nappies – bulk packs or bundles of modern cloth also save you money.

3. How to empty one of your disposable nappies to reduce waste – and make your garden THRIVE!

A question to you about buying disposable nappies in bulk:

How do you store your bulk nappies?


1 Comment »

  1. We buy disposables by the box, and store them in our garage. They are out of the way until we need to use them. We don’t use a lot of disposables, so a box can last a very long time! Then we recycle the box by using it to store baby clothes/blankets/sheets/toys.

    Comment by Sara Reid — March 12, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

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