Nappies for London (RNfL) was established by the Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) in 2007 and is now
administered by the London
Community Resource Network (LCRN). RNfL estimates that Londoners
throw away a staggering 200,000 tonnes of disposable nappies every year,
costing London £20 million. It aims to be a pan-London information scheme
to give expectant parents the opportunity to choose
the right nappy that suites their baby and lifestyle.
The main function of Real Nappies for London is to help you find out where to buy real nappies in London either via face-to-face nappy demos or on-line. If you get confused about what is available, there is nothing better than going to a ‘nappuccino’ or real nappy demo where you can speak to an expert and meet other people who are thinking about using real nappies.
If you are new to real nappies you can visit RNfL’s blog to find out what other London parents say about them. Or join them on Facebook or twitter.
Real Nappies for London is supported by two waste authorities, the North London Waste Authority and the West Waste London Waste Authority. 8 boroughs currently participate in the RNfL voucher scheme: Bexley, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lewisham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets. 10 Boroughs support the RNfL scheme but may provide their own incentive scheme: Brent, Bromley, Croydon, City of London, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Wandsworth and Richmond upon Thames.