The Anonymous Widower

Ed Miliband and Disposable Nappies

Ed Miliband is getting a lot of criticism over using disposable nappies on his six-year-old son.  Here’s the Independent.

This is absolutely right!

We used proper nappies for all our three sons.  I know it was around 1970, but the pressure to use disposable ones was even then great from the manufacturers.  I must admit, that we did use a disposable liner in the nappies, but this meant that you saved on the washing as the nappies weren’t so dirty.  Tricks like this make proper nappies much cheaper and more environmentally friendly than disposables, which make up four percent of all household waste and end up in landfill.

The real luxury though was for the last baby, where we used a nappy service. You just put the dirty nappies in a bucket and a cheery guy collected them as he returned the freshly laundered ones.  Much easier than anything else!

I think that I’ve heard that some councils are subsidising nappy services to cut the disposable ones going into landfill.  If they aren’t, they should look at it.

Shame on you Miliband!

December 4, 2009 - Posted by | News | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I never know on a day to day basis where your curiosity will take me but this one takes the cake 🙂

    Comment by Nico Janssen | December 4, 2009 | Reply

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