If you hover over the2384172 nappies 831 babies
under the logo, I've added some money info. It changes every time someone makes a new ticker. This is what it says today:
2384172 nappies 831 babies
Nappies saved from landfill
2,384,172 nappies saved from landfill is the equivalent of 953.67 kilometres of nappies laid end to end. The dry weight of 2,384,172 nappies is approximately 119.21 tons and their wet weight is approximately 596.04 tons. Think about it, that's from only 831 babies, very few of whom have potty trained yet. Cloth nappies have been worn for a total of 398,603 days. The average number of days recorded is 479 days each, which is 53% of the 2.5 years many babies are in nappies. Based on that the total projected nappy saving by all our babies is 4,498,400.
2,384,172 disposable nappies would have cost £476,834.40 (£573.81 per baby). 4,498,400 disposable nappies will cost £899,680.00 (£1,082.65 per baby).
There are approximately 700,000 births in Wales and England every year. Those babies could save 3,789,265,945 disposable nappies from landfill, based on our real world mixed cloth nappy / disposable usage figures. Those nappies are worth £757,853,188.93 to the disposable nappy industry. Go figure where the problem lies.
The total length of 3,789,265,945 disposable nappies is 1,515,706 kilometres. That is 3.94 times the distance to the moon...
Remember that these figures are based on real life usage and show what has not been spent on disposables, not what potentially would be spent if people use disposables all the time.
I'll look at adding some more personal figures on your own ticker pages as I think it's really useful to have some idea of what you personally are saving financially. It's obviously a big encouragement to keep cloth nappying considering you don't need to spend anywhere near a fraction of that to kit up with cloth (with the exception of a few special cases on here obviously