Nappies In New Zealand
The estimated average percentage of total waste to landfill that is made up of nappies and sanitary products
The average percentage of plastic making up a conventional disposable
The number of years it can take for a conventional disposable to break down
Number of times a child is changed in 2.5 years
The average number of tonnes of plastic going to landfill in disposable nappies every day
The number of conventional nappies that go to Kiwi landfills every day
The number of changes you need to make to change this; the change to Little & Brave Eco Nappies.
Following Nature to Solve the Nappy Problem
Currently almost all of the conventional disposable nappies that are produced have no way of being reused, recycled or reprocessed. The resources used to make the nappies are taken from nature, used to nurture our children and then dumped in landfill.
As our understanding of renewable practices has grown, we now know that this model is unsustainable. However, by utilising innovative technologies and practices that mimic nature, we can create a circular economy for a product that has long been destined for landfill.
The Little & Brave Solution
Little & Brave Eco nappies are absorbent, convenient and compostable. Why is the last one so important? Well if it is compostable then we can use a natural process to break the product down and return the nutrients that it contains back into the ecosystem. Instead of hoping that the problem will just go away if we bury it, we can follow Mother Nature’s example. Little & Brave nappies have a unique design that give us the opportunity to return the resources we have used to grow and nurture our children back to the earth.
But, it takes a lot of effort to change the world. In addition to opening our own commercial composting facility in Auckland we are also working hard to give more Kiwi families the opportunity to compost our nappies. We are continually working on expanding the composting network and will update you when we have the next facilities / councils on board.
If you are a commercial compostor and would be interested in learning more please contact us today!
The Future is Circular
Below is a great video from the Ellen McArthur Foundation explaining some of the principles of moving towards a circular economy.