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Are reusable nappies better for the environment?

are reusable nappies better for the environment

Are reusable nappies better for the environment?


A baby in disposables will use around 4000-6000 nappies, creating around 1 tonne of plastic waste from nappies alone. It's estimated that disposable nappies take around 500 years to degrade. 

Each time a cloth nappy is used, that's one nappy saved from landfill. How ever often you choose to use cloth nappies you are helping your child's planet!

A Day Per Week = 783 single-use nappies saved.

1 Per Day = 913 single-use nappies saved.

Full Time = 5,475 single-use nappies saved (over 1 tonne of plastic waste).

1 Peachi Baby Nappy = 456 single-use nappies saved*.

Figures based on 6 changes per day for 2.5 years (birth to average potty training age). * Based on 1 Peachi Baby nappy being reworn every other day (1 day break for washing & drying).


You will use over 98% less raw materials per child if you use cloth nappies over disposable nappies.



Manufacturing a week's worth of disposable nappies uses approximately 1,550 litres of water.

Washing three nappy loads a week uses only around 200 litres.



Poo is not supposed to go in the bin & into landfill. It is supposed to go in the loo!



  • We're almost completely paperless
  • We WFH (no fuel required)
  • We send your orders out in compostable mailing bags with no paper packing slips or swing tags
  • We reuse / repair / donate products that we can't sell or resell (seconds & returns)
  • We reuse cardboard boxes and then recycle them
  • We use reusable coffee cups / cutlery / crockery
  • We support the preloved nappy market - check out our Buy/Swap/Sell Facebook Group



For every Peachi Baby order that's shipped, we pay the cost of offsetting these emissions. We use software that combines data from our store with industry data and peer-reviewed models to determine how much CO2 our shipments release into the environment. The models and estimates are not exact, but to make sure that all of our CO2 shipping emissions are offset entirely, the values used in the data models are rounded up. The money goes towards nature-based carbon removal solutions such as reforestation and soil carbon sequestration through companies such as DroneSeed, Grassroots Carbon, & Pachama.

Orders sent via DHL Express will be doubly offset through DHL's GOGREEN Carbon Neutral scheme.

Carbon offsets are certainly not a replacement for taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint—they're a last resort to make up for emissions we can’t currently avoid.

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