What are the defining characteristics of an eco nappy? Some might argue that conventional plastic nappies that are free from chemicals, perfume and dioxins are eco-friendly. Whilst others think of the production process as a whole and the material composition when they define the eco-friendliness of a brand. Unfortunately, greenwashing, which is marketing used to promote the perception that a product is environmentally friendly when in reality it is not, has become more common.
If you are interested in finding an eco-nappy that isn’t only free from chemicals, perfume and VOCs but is also made from as little oil-based plastics as possible, we can help you out.
There are two things that you can look for in the ingredients list for the nappy that you are interested in. If you want as little oil-based plastics as possible in the nappy then you want to avoid nappies that are made from polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). They are most frequently found in the inner lining (top sheet) and the outher lining (backsheet). One eco-friendly biodegradable material to look for is plant-based polylactic acid (PLA) or bioplastic. This material can be used for both the inner and outer lining. In addition to this, independent certifications of the materials used in the nappy will also back up the claims and give you an indication of the composition of the ingredients.
We are working hard every day with finding alternative materials to different components of the nappies and we’re extremely proud that our nappy is made up of as little non-biodegradable materials as possible. We’re slowly replacing these non-biodegradable components with new and innovative materials whilst maintaining a high level of performance.Meer Lezen