German cloth nappy subsidy database
The use of reusable cloth nappies can save large amounts of plastic. More than 90 cities and districts in Germany promote the purchase of cloth nappies instead of disposables, offering subsidies of up to 300 euros.
According to a study by the UK’s Environment Agency, an average baby uses six nappies per day, which amounts to 2190 single-use nappies in its first year only. With an average reusable nappy lasting around 400 washes, this leads to a significant reduction in disposables.
The Deine Stoffwindel website groups all the districts offering such subsidies and provides information on the prices and current discounts. It also offers information on the advantages of cloth nappies as well as how to use them. For districts missing from the list, the website also includes a page offering advice on how individuals can ask for such subsidies to be implemented in their district and how to raise awareness on reusable nappies.