As biodegradable nappies gain in popularity, so does home composting Monday 28 November 2011 PDF Print As we all strive to be eco-friendly and reduce our carbon footprint, many parents are turning to biodegradable nappies as part of that strategy and to reduce the burden on landfill – and as such home composting has also become a popular practice. Home composting can seem like a major step or a daunting prospect for busy people, but it’s actually quite easy to get started and get into the habit, says gNappies – inventor of the hybrid nappy. Home composting not only reduces landfill waste, but provides great benefit in the way of nutrients the soil will love. Research shows that almost half of home food waste could be composted, and in doing this, in just one year, save global warming gases equivalent to the CO₂ emissions a kettle produces annually or a washing machine in three months. gNappies gives parents the option to choose between disposable nappies or cloth nappies – with the disposable element being a gRefill – an insert which is home compostable or can be disposed of in the domestic waste. In landfill, the gRefill only takes 50 – 100 days to biodegrade, compared with 500 years for a single disposable nappy. However, nothing totally biodegrades in landfill, so there are many benefits to home composting them. Says Kim Graham-Nye, co-founder of gNappies, “Environmental issues are something that are a consideration for most people these days – and although it’s not always entirely convenient, actually once you incorporate eco-friendly habits into your everyday life it just gets easier and quickly becomes part of the normal routine. Our eco-friendly nappies help parents who want to be considerate to the environment to do so in a more convenient way, with the use of the gRefill. Home composting them is great for the environment and the soil – as the components used in the gRefill are absorbed back into the eco-system in a neutral or beneficial way.” Parents may have been reluctant to try a non-disposable due to the perceived downtime, but changing nappies is easy with gNappies as it offers the two different options. Kim and her husband Jason introduced the hybrid nappy concept after discovering shocking facts about disposable nappies and their impact on the environment. Around 11 million disposable nappies enter UK landfill every day, each taking up to 500 years to decompose and accounting for a third of the world’s landfill. In addition to helping protect the environment, the gNappies range is stylish – the nappy ‘pants’ come in a range of colours, patterns and sizes. The dedicated gNappies UK website - www.gnappies.co.uk - features all the products as well as gBundle starter packs. Press contact: Georgina Dunkley Punch Communications 01858 411 600 firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Punch Communications in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Health, Environment & Nature, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.