Trying to change nappy habits

Last updated 00:15 21/04/2008
John Bisset
BOGGED DOWN: Melissa McLellan and Jack, 18 months, of Lake Tekapo standing among bags representing the amount of disposable nappies a child would use in one year. The display was part of the Real Nappy Week Down Under information day at the Caroline Bay Lounge yesterday.

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It was all about nappies at Timaru's Caroline Bay hall yesterday, with the district's first Real Nappy Week Down Under information day.

Co-organiser Sue McLean said more than 50 people turned up for the event, which coincided with similar events throughout the country.

The day included a DIY nappy display showing people how to make their own cloth nappies as well as information on the benefits of modern cloth nappies, support and advice.

While it was a first for the Timaru District, the event had been run in other parts of the country for a number of years, Ms McLean said.

In New Zealand the average parent changes 6000 nappies per child, and 1500kg of waste is produced by this amount of disposable nappies, taking 500 years to break down.

 

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