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Cost of Nappies

𝗪𝗢𝗪𝗭𝗔!! Even with power and laundry powder/liquid costs included it's amazing to see the difference! Plus cloth is often far more effective at containing the messes!I found it very interesting to see the difference in price across the disposable brands! But the same can be said for cloth.Also, this only looks at the financial cost and not environmental benefits of switching to cloth (more to come on this).I shall not admit how long I sat with my trusty spreadsheet, calculator and many browser windows me a good spreadsheet session! 🤣This conservative estimate is based on... New Zealand (NZD) a baby on the 50th centile (weight) the length of time that weight spends in each size (based on national weight...

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Nappies in Landfill

Whilst MCN don't breakdown, much like most plastics, using them reduces how many disposables in landfill and the space they take up.Contrary to popular belief New Zealand's landfills are covered. That means, whatever goes into them doesn't get a chance to fully breakdown (like they would with bacteria in open air) before they are sealed up and become anaerobic - without oxygen.Also, because of the number of chemicals, batteries, phones, oils, non soil/waterway friendly items we dispose of, many landfills have a plastic layer between the waste and the dirt where the hole has been dug. This layer is to catch and channel leachate (but it appears not all have this either...). Leachate is a fancy word for toxic runoff created...

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