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How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby beffys » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:28 am

It's quite hard to bear thinking about in that sort of scale and terms. :(

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby beck » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:40 am

Just changed William and weighed his nappy its 300g exactly.

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby megansmummy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:51 am

beck wrote:Just changed William and weighed his nappy its 300g exactly.


I weighed a disp for Emma at puddlekins for K's new night nappy and his disp weighed exactly 300g when wet too (after 12 hours).

Thats an amazing amount of nappies! :shock:

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby Kirstyh » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:01 am

You know it actually makes me feel :( that this is happening to our planet, perhaps there should be a ban on disposables uless for good reason, lordy can you imagine the out cry that would cause :giggle:
It is a sickening amount and to think I contributed to it by not knowing about cloth with the other 2 :oops:

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby emmajayne33 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:01 am

beffys wrote:It's quite hard to bear thinking about in that sort of scale and terms. :(


WSS

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby MrC » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:07 am

110.5131 tonnes @ 300g wet weight!

TBH the dry weight is more interesting as the rest is mostly organic material that breaks down quickly. There is however the cost to the environment of moving all that weight around from house to disposal so it's probably worth including. How much diesel is used to move 110 tonnes!!

It would probably be interesting to break down the dry weight into constituents and their impact on the environment. Some being worse than others.

Thanks for the info so far.

@Kirstyh - hopefully we can use this to present some fairly easily digestible facts that may help sway some people. I agree it is shocking but not irreversible.

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby leal123 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:24 am

Kirstyh wrote:You know it actually makes me feel :( that this is happening to our planet, perhaps there should be a ban on disposables uless for good reason, lordy can you imagine the out cry that would cause :giggle:
It is a sickening amount and to think I contributed to it by not knowing about cloth with the other 2 :oops:


WSS I so wish I had access to the brilliant cloth info I have now when I had my other 2 :(

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby Annette » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:39 am

Mr Clothmama wrote:TBH the dry weight is more interesting as the rest is mostly organic material that breaks down quickly. There is however the cost to the environment of moving all that weight around from house to disposal so it's probably worth including. How much diesel is used to move 110 tonnes!!


I am not sure that is right - the liquid is absorbed by the gel crystal thingys so I am not sure it would break down quickly - it isn't like a cloth nappy where the liquid will evaporate, the liquid in a disposable goes solid and even if left out in the air, I don't think it has the opportunity to be released. I am not a scientist though so I really don't have a clue :giggle:

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Re: How much does a disposable nappy weigh?

Postby babyjjbaby » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:00 am

yay top all the nappies saved so far

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