Our Environmental Policy
As a business, Lizzie’s Real Nappies strives to minimise its effect on the environment.
A lot of our products, especially individual nappies, now come without plastic packinging. This is great for the environment however, when mailing out your order, packaging must be sturdy and weather-proof in order to ensure products arrive with you in good condition. This means that some orders are dispatched in plastic mailing bags. We do re-use packaging wherever possible - cardboard boxes, plastic mailing bags and bubble wrap. When we do use new plastic bags these contain recycled polythene and are 100% degradable.
If you feel strongly about the packaging used, please let us know when placing your order and we will try to ensure that your order arrives in either a cardbaord box or recycled plastic mailers.
We hope that, as technology catches up with demand for eco packaging, that new products come on the market. We watch this with interest.
How do I recycle my old nappies?
Lizzie’s Real Nappies supports Rescue Mersy Trust, a baby rescue centre in Kitale, Kenya. The centre provides care, love and support for up to 20 babies who have been abandonned or orphaned. The Trust aims to provide long term loving homes for the babies. If you have nappies which you no longer need and wish to donate to the centre please contact us - they are always very grateful! You simply send your nappies to an address in Cornwall from where they are transported to Kenya.
If you’re trying to sell your nappies try www.usednappies.co.uk
If you’re happy to give them away to another local family try Freecycle.