Sorry I don't post here much, but I just needed a
I have a friend on facebook who is a friend of my husband, who works for the marketing department of the environment agency. I have no idea why, or how he got the job, as he seems to be very anti anything green. Not that long ago I had a massive argument with him about organic food and free range eggs as he is totally opposed to them. I had quite a few friends message me saying "who is this ****?" and he did eventually concede defeatbecause he didn't really have a reasonable argument.
Now he rears his ugly head again, on babykind's facebook poll. He says "I was working in the EA's science dept during the preparation of that report - the second version at least...As I recall the second report came to the same fundamental conclusion as the first, which is why we decided not to bother publicising it much (I was on that department's publicity team)."
Now I was under the impression that the second report came to the conclusion that cloth was 40% better than disposables providing a sensible washing regime was used.
If this is the type of person that the EA employs, i.e. totally anti-green, it's no wonder then that this report never got publicised. He obviously hasn't read it, and has no clue about how people who actually use cloth nappies go about it all. That's the reason why the original report was so flawed, the assumptions it made about washing nappies were horrendously innaccurate.
It just makes me so mad that there are people like this who have the power (although I doubt he was directly involved) to block perfectly sound environmentally friendly practices simply because they know nothing about it and don't really care.