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Redbridge Council offers families free cloth nappies in a bid to cut down on landfill

PUBLISHED: 17:25 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:25 11 December 2017

Josie Excell's youngest daughter Lauren uses reusable nappies. Older sisiter Evie helps in the changing and washing routine. Evie is in the blue t shirt and nappy and  Evie is in the pink.
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Josie Excell's youngest daughter Lauren uses reusable nappies. Older sisiter Evie helps in the changing and washing routine. Evie is in the blue t shirt and nappy and Evie is in the pink. Photo:Sonya Duncan Copy: For: EPU EDP pics © 2010 (01603) 772434

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According to Redbridge Council, cloth nappies have better cost, health and environment benefits

Now the local authority is offering free samples of disposable nappies to parents in order to encourage them to switch over to the environmentally-friendly cloth versions.

Every year the UK sends three million disposable nappies to landfill, most of which won’t break down for hundreds of years.

Now the council is encouraging parents and carers to ditch the disposables by offering two types of eco-friendly nappies available in cotton, hemp or bamboo, to trial

Cllr John Howard, cabinet member for environment and sustainability, said: “We live in a throwaway society and we need to break this habit wherever we can.

“We’re hoping parents in the borough come forward to take advantage of this offer and make a positive contribution to the environment, whilst at the same time saving some cash.”

To claim your free pack of reusable cloth nappies, your baby needs to be under 18 months old and both baby and parent or carer needs to reside in the borough.

Visit www.redbridge.gov.uk to apply.

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