There is currently no brand of single-use nappy which is certified compostable in Australia, which means no nappy (even if labelled as compostable or biodegradable on the packaging) can be put into our green bins. ... See MoreSee Less
I bought my nephew what I thought were compostable nappies from Ecolateral earlier this year for his new baby. From memory they were made from bamboo fibres. Thought I was doing the right thing but, after reading this, maybe they weren't as good for the environment as I thought.
I think they are getting better with their labelling thank goodness - saw one yesterday saying 90% biodegradable, i.e. 10% plastic. Is this better in landfill than one that's a lot less but more money??
Eenies say they are home compostable (hot compost). I wonder if that is really a viable option? I guess if they were only used sparingly...
Even though I love using reusable MCNs, I think there is a missed opportunity not having commercially compostable nappies yet. I suggested in the SA Waste Strategy DRAFT consultation for the state government to fund this industry; compostable nappy manufacturing AND reusable nappy cleaning services = jobs and sustainability 😍
Someone needs to invent one that does break down their certainly is a market for them
This goes for "flushable", "biodegradable", and "compostable" wipes, too, doesn't it?
Wipes should not be flushed or composted, they need to go in the red general waste bin.
Sonia Blackwell a tasmanian brand called eenee did, but to date they have not gotten the AS4736 certification which means they can't be green binned. From what I've heard (not from eenee) the certification is very expensive, which is a real blocker for small companies trying to keep afloat in the first place with what are still considered niche products.
Do you have something you would love to learn how to fix? We have several fantastic, volunteer run Repair Cafes around Adelaide, with volunteer experts are onsite to help you fix, repair, or mend your items!
A few upcoming dates and locations below (see individual Facebook Pages for more detail):
Unley - Saturday October 31st Campbelltown - Sunday November 8th Gawler- Saturday November 21st
Do you know of any others? Let us know in the comments 😊
KESAB are currently supporting the City of Unley with their upcoming 6 month trial of a weekly organics bin collection – ‘Going Green in Goodwood’.
KESAB staff were busy last week auditing kerbside bins (landfill and organics), putting together kitchen caddy starter kits, and visiting households in the selected trial area to deliver caddies directly to residents.
Well done to the City of Unley for continuing to put in the hard yards to ensure Unley residents have the ability to divert as much food waste from landfill as possible, and we can’t wait to see the results in 6 months’ time! ... See MoreSee Less