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Making Waves for a Cleaner Future: Why reusable nappies are better for babies and the planet

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  • SARAH PORTER
  • Planet Product
  • 14 / 05 / 2024

In today's world, where environmental conservation is more critical than ever, every small choice we make can have a significant impact. When it comes to enjoying time at the beach or the pool with your little ones, opting for reusable swim nappies instead of disposables can make a big difference in protecting our oceans and the marine life that call them home.

Plastic Pollution

The alarming rise in plastic pollution poses a severe threat to marine ecosystems. Disposable swim nappies contribute to this problem by adding to the millions of tons of plastic waste that end up in our oceans every year. Reusable swim nappies are made from durable, washable materials and can be used again and again. By choosing reusable options, parents can significantly reduce their contribution to plastic pollution while still enjoying fun and worry-free swim sessions with their little ones.

 

 

Protecting Ocean life

Marine animals, such as sea turtles, dolphins, and seabirds, are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of plastic pollution. Disposable swim nappies can end up in the ocean, where they pose a choking hazard to marine animals and may be mistaken for food, leading to ingestion and entanglement. Reusable swim nappies help mitigate these risks by preventing plastic waste from entering marine environments, safeguarding the health and well-being of ocean life.

 

Great for families

By choosing reusable swim nappies over disposable, not only are you helping to reduce plastic pollution but there are also a number of other benefits too!

  • They’re comfy and safe. Swim nappies are made from gentle, hygienic and stretchy fabrics for serious comfort and they are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified.
  • You’ll save money. Buying just a couple of reusable swim nappies, you’ll be set for the summer and never need to buy any more expensive disposables.
  • Save room in your luggage. You only need to pack a couple of reusable nappies for a holiday instead of a large bulky pile of disposable nappies.
  • It sets a positive example for children, teaching them about the importance of reducing waste and protecting nature for future generations.
  • Bambino Mio reusable nappies have co-ordinating reversible swim hats and protective rash vests to match meaning that you can protect the oceans, stay safe from the sun and look great at the same time!

    What else can be done?

    The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) plays a pivotal role in safeguarding our oceans from the devastating effects of plastic pollution. As highlighted in their Ocean Emergency campaign, MCS works tirelessly to raise awareness about the urgent need to tackle plastic waste and its impact on marine ecosystems. Through initiatives like beach clean-ups, plastic-free initiatives, and advocacy for policy changes, MCS empowers individuals and communities to take action against plastic pollution. Find out more about what you can do here https://www.mcsuk.org/what-you-can-do/