Over 92% of disposable nappies which comprise of wooden pulp and petrochemical plastic end up in landfill each year, however, with ‘eco’ solution primary focused on sustainable paper use rather than reducing the use of plastics or sustainability.
It’s no longer enough to talk about ‘eco’ or biodegradable… everyone can, it seems, make those claims or abuse to promote a second rate product. We need to talk about compostability and true ‘end of life for nappies’—using sustainable materials and eventually back to earth.
Plastic pollution currently affects the environment because plastics that we throw away do not decay for hundreds of years. This causes the release of toxic chemicals that affect the atmosphere as much as it does human, marine and plant life.
Not only is the use of microplastics unnecessary, so is wood pulp, the use of which is the cause of mass deforestation causing devastating habitat loss and global warming effect because of the increase of CO². See our alternative below.
We invested years in creating products that are 100% tree free by mainly using bamboo – an eco friendly alternative to wood pulp.
By using 100% organic bamboo pulp, we can guarantee that no trees were harmed in the making of our product range. Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants producing 35% more oxygen than trees and does not require replanting.
Its fibre has natural anti-bacterial properties that creates a natural cooling effect for added comfort – perfect for all skin type.
None of this would matter without a credible end of life solution, that causes the least damage to our environment and the planet.
Our answer is the introduction of an innovative natural plant enzymes and sustainable organic materials in the production of all NU Bamboo products from the outer packaging to inner core, which allows it to break down naturally.