Here at The Nappy Gurus, as you know, we are all about cloth nappies. But we also understand that there are times when life might call for a disposable option, and we aren't here to shame anyone for their choices, or requirements. When it comes to "eco disposables" there is some confusion and mixed messages thrown around in the marketplace. Terms like "biodegradable", "green", or "natural" can all give the impression that the product has minimal environmental impacts. But the reality is that when it comes to nappy disposal, ultimately all single-use nappies end up in the same place- an incinerator or landfill. An eco-disposable can not break down in a landfill site any more than a regular disposable nappy can, as the environment simply does not allow for biodegrading, of anything, to take place.
So when considering the environmental credentials of an eco-disposable nappy option, we do so because of the processes that go into producing the nappy, rather than those at the end of its life. We consider the materials and the sources of those materials, and whether these are sustainably sourced. We must also look at the manufacturer, and the policies they hold as a company, with regards to their responsibilities to the environment and whether they engage in any misleading marketing activities.
As a company, here at The Nappy Gurus, we have chosen to work solely with Kit & Kin as our supplier of eco-disposable baby nappies. We appreciate their attempts to sustainably source their materials, their disposable baby wipes are entirely plastic free, and they support charities through their work, such as PETA and the World Land Trust.
So, when life calls for an eco-disposable nappy option, we think Kit & Kin are a pretty sound choice.