Municipal Reusable Cloth Nappy 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 the disposables, offering subsidies of up to 300 euros.
According to a study by The UK’s Environment Agency, an average baby uses 6 nappies per day, which equates to 2190 single-use nappies. With an average reusable nappy being able to last around 400 washes, this amounts to a significant reduction in disposables.
The Deine Stoffwindel website groups all the districts offering such subsidies and provides information on the prices as well as current discounts. It also offers information on their advantages as well as how to use them. Should your district not be included in the list, the website also includes a page offering advice on how to get involved in asking for this to be implemented as well as on how to raise awareness for the topic.