Bayside joined 11 other Victorian councils to understand how to reduce nappy waste, which currently makes up approximately 5 to 15 per cent of all waste to landfill.
Funding was provided through Sustainability Victoria’s Recycling Victoria Councils Fund to undertake a Feasibility Study of local government reusable nappy programs.
The Feasibility Study included a comprehensive community engagement process made up of community and industry surveys, interviews and focus groups and was designed to:
- explore the effectiveness of local government reusable nappy programs
- assess the performance of reusable nappy products
- understand community behaviour and attitudes in relation to reusable nappies, and
- assist in the development of a best practice model for a reusable nappy program that encourages long-term behaviour change and waste reduction.
What we heard
The Feasibility Report was used to inform the submission of a grant for Round 2 of the Sustainability Victoria’s Recycling Victoria Councils Fund – implementation stream.
If successful, the grant will be used to fund the implementation of the findings from the Feasibility Report.