Traditional disposable nappies aren’t the only option for keeping your little one dry and comfortable! What if there was a biodegradable alternative instead?
While you might go into parenting with the best intentions, and hopes about the sort of parent you’ll be, compromise is an inevitable part of the experience. A dummy might not seem like such a bad idea if you have a bub that just won’t settle and bottle-feeding might be a saviour you didn't see coming if they just won’t latch. It's all about finding what works for you.
One compromise we are less comfortable with however is the amount of landfill created by traditional disposable nappies that have become an essential part of modern parenting. Each one can take up to 500 years to decompose, which is enough to give any eco-conscious mum the guilts!
Before you force yourself to accept the environmental impact of disposable nappies in favour of quality and convenience (and, let's face it, avoiding a poo explosion is a priority!), Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are here to help!
A Problem That Isn’t Going Away
Since 1965, through a lack of sustainable alternatives, traditional disposable nappies have unfortunately been a significant contributor to landfill in Australia. There are an estimated 400 billion traditional disposable nappies in landfills worldwide. This might seem like a lot, but when each child uses an average of 8 nappies a day, the numbers and potential negative impact per family are staggering!
Biodegradable alternatives may seem like the obvious solution, but not all of them are as effective as you might hope. Many traditional disposable nappies also contain plastics and other harsh materials, but some eco alternatives are also hiding their own nasties, still only 40% to 60% biodegradable due to the inclusion of plastic in a number of layers.
Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are made with your baby's sensitive skin in mind, with natural layers of tissue paper, cotton, and cornstarch to provide a dual seal system that keeps moisture trapped away from the skin, so the nappy remains dry to the touch.
What Can We Do To Help?
If you're not ready to give up the ease of traditional disposable nappies, switching to a biodegradable option is an easy and effective way to make a difference. It can be hard, however, to be sure you are choosing a brand that is committed to product biodegradability.
The absorbent central “cell” of the Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies includes sustainably sourced wood pulp to wick away moisture and hold more than 900ml of liquid, providing you with 12+ hours of dryness each and every time. Their unique Plantcell Technology™ makes them 40% more absorbent than traditional disposable nappies so you get both a premium product and one with a low environmental impact.
Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies can break down in as little as three months in optimum conditions which, when compared to other disposable products that have their biodegradability limited by plastic components, is a huge difference. The Ecoriginals difference is that production is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems, all priorities for any eco-conscious parent!
It's An Easy Switch!
As a result of growing interest and the power of the internet, making the switch from traditional disposable nappies to a biodegradable option doesn't require the extra effort you might expect.
Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are stocked right around the country in selected supermarkets and pharmacies, but are also available for one-off purchases and subscription deliveries online! The convenience of being able to customise your order and frequency of delivery will prevent you ever being caught short and there's also the option to edit, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time. There’s really no excuse for not giving them a go!
Every little bit helps in the quest to make more environmentally conscious choices, so why not make the switch from traditional disposable nappies and try the world-leading expertise of Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies today!
Are you concerned about the environmental impact of disposable nappies? Would you try a biodegradable alternative? Let us know in the comments!