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Wollongong City Council

Nappies

Disposable nappies have a big impact on our environment. They can take over 400 years to start breaking down in landfill.

Using cloth nappies is an environmentally friendly alternative, and it doesn't have to be hard.

Modern cloth nappies are effective and easy to use, and easy to clean. Home washed nappies use less energy and resources than any other nappy system. Switching to cloth nappies can also be cheaper than using disposables in the long run.

If going 'full cloth' is too much for you, try swapping just a couple of nappies each day. Even that will make a big difference to your disposable nappy impact.

Where to learn more

We offer free cloth nappy workshops to new and expectant parents. We also talk to ante-natal groups at Wollongong Hospital, and Early Childhood Clinics at Corrimal, Woonona and Thirroul.

If you'd like more info, email us or call (02) 4227 7111, or get in touch with your local Early Childhood Centre.

You can also check out the Australian Nappy Association's Ultimate Guide to Cloth Nappies.