Council offers £25 cashback to parents using ‘real’ reusable nappies

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Wed 1st September 2021

Derbyshire parents who use ‘real’ nappies could benefit from £25 cashback if they spend £50 or more on reusable products.

The incentive is offered by Derbyshire County Council as part of its Time for a Change campaign, which raises awareness of the use of real nappies.

According to the authority, around 12,000 tonnes of nappy waste is disposed of in Derbyshire every year at a cost of around £1.2m.

The Time for a Change campaign encourages parents to use real nappies, which can be washed and reused, rather than disposable products.

Derbyshire County Council says: “Eight million disposable nappies are thrown away every day in the UK. This is not only bad for the environment but in Derbyshire this costs us around £1.2m a year is disposal costs.

“Using real nappies not only saves us money but it can save you money too.”

You can find out more about how to apply for cashback here:

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/environment/rubbish-waste/real-nappies/cashback-scheme/25-cashback-scheme.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3HBkgw2fZMgkK93_VMaUjmttZevQor-TAOgWCtiTTwI3kNH1Rw5YWlc0I

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