Here’s a staggering number – every day 5.6 million nappies are used in Australia.
After they’re used, 5.6 million nappies go to landfill where they sit and release greenhouse gases for approximately 500 years until they break down.
The plastics, the fibre, the super absorbent polymers (SAPs) they contain that could be recycled are buried as well.
But it’s not just nappies. With incontinence products, that number jumps to 7 million a day.
Aged care centres estimate that a massive 40 per cent of their waste is absorbent hygiene waste (AHW), and with our aging population, tonnages are growing fast. Often this waste also contains medications that have passed through the body.
No wonder it’s time for a better solution.
Disposable nappies are here to stay and it’s easy to see why – they’re convenient, effective and require no washing. Let’s also make them sustainable by reclaiming the materials and reducing waste by more than 95 per cent.
If you would like to see nappies, incontinence pads and feminine hygiene products reclaimed from landfill and recycled please pledge your support on our Facebook page. To share in a better, more sustainable future, share it with your friends and family.
Our future generations will thank you.