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2397240 nappies 835 babies
Nappies saved from landfill
2,397,240 nappies saved from landfill is the equivalent of 958.9 kilometers of nappies laid end to end. The dry weight of 2,397,240 nappies is approximately 119.86 tons and their wet weight is approximately 599.31 tons. Think about it, that's from only 835 babies, very few of whom have potty trained yet. Cloth nappies have been worn for a total of 401,259 days. The average number of days recorded is 480 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 4,523,000.
2,397,240 disposable nappies would have cost £479,448.00 (£574.19 per baby). 4,523,000 disposable nappies will cost £904,600.00 (£1,083.35 per baby).
There are approximately 700,000 births in Wales and England every year. Those babies could save 3,791,736,527 disposable nappies from landfill, based on our real world mixed cloth nappy / disposable usage figures. Those nappies are worth £758,347,305.39 to the disposable nappy industry. Go figure where the problem lies.
The total length of 3,791,736,527 disposable nappies is 1,516,695 kilometers. That is 3.95 times the distance to the moon...
anothersquish wrote:T he amount of electricity used is often recognised at 30p per wash would be £117 for 2.5 years worth of 3 washes per week.