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Council to host ‘Nappuccino’ event showcasing benefits of reusable nappies & baby wipes

Derry City and Strabane District Council are to host a ‘Nappuccino’ event at Melvin Sports Complex, Strabane, on Tuesday 24 September from 12–2pm which will provide parents with information and advice on reusable nappies, wipes and sanitary items.

The local authority, which is one of the first in Europe to adopt a Zero Waste Circular Economy Strategy, is aiming to raise awareness of ways in which we can all reduce waste and live more sustainably.

For centuries women have used cloth nappies on their babies – and they are now experiencing a global revival with substantial savings to be made by parents and the added benefit of being an eco-friendly option.

Council’s Recycling and Waste Minimisation Officer Julie Hannaway said: “We are really excited to deliver the this second Nappuccino event in the District area. This will be an informal gathering where parents with babies and toddlers can come together, share experiences and get information on reusable baby care over a cup of coffee.

“Washable cotton nappies are a really cost effective option for parents – with research indicating that anything from £150 to £1000 can be saved from birth to potty by opting for re-usable rather than disposable nappies. 

“Indeed, depending on the parent’s choice of nappies savings stack up even further when the cloth nappies are used on multiple children. It’s also the eco-friendliest option, helping to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.”

Derry City and Strabane District Council have a reusable nappy incentive scheme for parents. See for info.