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Tuesday 21st June, 2005

We’ve got it covered!
Look, no pins! Baby Martin and mum Petra Gündher show People and Places manager Nick Burdekin the 21st century nappy!

This week is national ‘Real Nappy Week’ and Wigan Council is out to promote alternatives to the throwaway society.

The council’s ‘People and Places’ team is joining forces with Cottontails, one of several nappy laundry services in the area, to highlight the sustainable choice available to local parents. Cottontails offers a door-to-door collection and delivery service, supplying customers with odour free containers and 100% cotton chemical free nappies. It’s the kind of service the council wants to promote.

Wigan Council’s People and Places Manager, Nick Burdekin says:

“Every day in Britain, eight million nappies are used and thrown away. What’s worse is that they are made from 65% wood pulp and 35% petroleum derived synthetic materials and gels, and each one will take over two hundred years to decompose. I want to make parents aware of alternatives.”

One happy Cottontails customer is two months old Martin Gündher from Swinley, whose family now get fresh nappies delivered to their home and dirty ones taken away for washing — saving time, money and valuable resources.

Martin’s mum and dad were attracted to the convenience of having nappies collected from their home, often for less than the cost of buying disposables. But cost wasn’t the only factor — mum Petra also wanted to give her baby a green start to life, and was impressed by the friendly laundry service. She says:

“These soft nappies don’t have pins, they are safe and fit snug inside a waterproof outer wrap. I enjoy spending time with my baby and think that nappy changing is a lovely part of the bonding process.”

Anybody who wants to find out more and to see if they qualify for a free month’s trial should telephone (01244) 374521.

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