Wednesday, March 28, 2007

London - Hackney Nappy Week celebrations

Real Nappy Week 2007 proved to be very popular for residents in Hackney, with swarms of parents and children attending the week’s events. Prize draws, face painting and fashion shows were just some of the activities happening.

The week kick started with a disposable nappy waste mountain in the Town Hall square. With over 2000 disposable nappies used each year per baby it was certainly a sight.

Parents and babies who attended Hackney’s first ever real nappy fashion show enjoyed a fun packed day out, with refreshments, music and entertainment for the older children. The fashion show was a great success, with lots of parents pledging to use real nappies after seeing how funky and easy real cloth nappies are. The recycling team would like to thank all of the budding young models who took to the runway on the day!

Hackney’s Real Nappy Network also attended Stoke Newington’s Farmers Market, providing lots of useful information on the Council’s £54 subsidy and real cloth nappy use.

Real nappies save money and are less than half the cost of disposables. About eight million disposable nappies are thrown away every day in the UK. Real nappies get used again and again. That's got to be a better way, so why not start using real nappies today!

Here some photos of the fashion show:

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