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Annette wrote:I am sure it will be some sort of cost cutting exercise because councils seem to be so short sighted that they cannot see that the money spent on promoting cloth could be more than made back in savings in waste collection
That's a shame. Is the scheme not self funding? I thought it cost the council a lot more than £45 to recycle one baby's disposable nappies. Or is the council finally going to operate a charge to people who put disposable nappies in the bin? That's not tongue in cheek query by the way! Surely that would be a better way for the council to raise money to cover the cost of disposing of throw away nappies, and still support those people who do use washable nappies? Could you not eg. ask people to pay for the hire of a special wheelie bin for disposable nappies, and not allow them to be put into the normal general waste bins. It is, as far as I know, illegal to put faeces in a normal waste bin anyway, isn't it?