In the spirit of ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, 12 Melbourne councils, including Bayside are joining forces to find ways to help new parents care for their baby and the environment.
We want to hear your views on nappies – whether you're a parent-to-be; you’ve only used disposable nappies; tried reusable nappies and decided they aren’t for you; or you’re a reusable nappy loyalist!
Your insights will inform research into a best practice reusable nappy program designed to reduce household waste that ends up in landfill.
What's this all about?
We’re committed to reducing waste to landfill.
That’s why Bayside is joining 11 other Victorian councils to understand how to reduce nappy waste, which currently makes up approximately 5 to 15 percent of all waste to landfill (in Bayside, it’s around 10%).
Funding has been provided through Sustainability Victoria’s Recycling Victoria Councils Fund to undertake a Feasibility Study of local government reusable nappy programs.
The main objectives of this study, and the recommended model/s are to:
- Identify the main barriers to using reusable nappies and identify a program model that addresses these barriers.
- Target parents that are “cloth curious” in addition to those who would use reusable nappies regardless of the program (early adopters).
- Create long-term behaviour change in the community in the use of reusable nappies as an alternative to disposable nappies.
We're calling on all parents and primary carers to find out how you decide which nappies to use for your little ones.
If you’d like printed information or to contact us about this project, please get in touch via the details below. Anonymous submissions will also be accepted via any of the below methods.
76 Royal Avenue,
or PO Box 27 Sandringham 3091