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Councillors back reusable nappy scheme at full council meeting

Caerphilly County Borough Council carried a motion to implement a voucher system to encourage families to switch from disposable nappies to reusable nappies.

The motion was proposed by Cllr Andrew Farina-Childs at a full council meeting earlier last week on Tuesday, October 5.

Single use nappies are made using plastics, elastics, adhesive, paper pulp and chemicals; therefore nappies do not readily degrade and can leach toxins into the ground.

Other local authorities in Wales have already adopted cashback incentive schemes to make the switch to reusable nappies, through a simple application process.

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Waste, Public Protection & Street Scene commented, “As a Council dedicated to waste reduction and carbon neutrality this simple scheme could reduce waste, save money for families and save our environment.”