Just been looking for a nappy advisor or agent in my area, just out of interest really. But there are none for my area. I have tried the reall nappy campaign website are there any other sites I could try?
I just wondered if anyone knows of anyone or a way to bring the use of cloth nappies to my councils attention? My sister who llives about 5 miles away and is under a different council can benefit from the £30 incentive scheme.
If I was doing this I would ring your sister's council (or get your sister to do it as she pays their council tax) and ask them if they have any figures for how the scheme has reduced their waste. Then, assuming it has had a significant effect, write to your council, copying your MP, to highlight this and ask if and when they will be introducing a similar scheme in your area.
Rubbish reduction is a huge thing at the moment as councils have been set targets for drastic waste reduction. My council (North Shropshire District, who are terrible) have introduced green bins and recycling boxes, much against their will but only because central govt has set them a reduction target.
Also see if you can find some sympathetic health visitors or midwives - mine are fabulous for this sort of thing and are really pushing real nappies at the moment.
This is a route I've started on fairly recently. Initially I wrote to the council and asked them what their policies were. If you want a copy of the letter pm me and i'll email it. I included lots of statistics and data and also an offer to have a meeting with them.
Whilst i was waiting for a reply I designed a website, bought the domain and hosted the site.
I had to ring the council to remind them and they said they were impressed with the site and what I was doing (sure start groups etc)
Anyway the bottom line is that they are looking at doing something and they want some help from me and the group (3 people but hey)
If you would like to see the site or the letter then pm me- I'd be more than happy to help.
I got a lot of help from Sustainable wales (I live in Wales) and Womens Environmental Network.
At the end of the day most councils are looking at waste minimisation- our local landfill site will have to close next spring as it'll have reached capacity. A lot of councils are facing landfill problems due to stricter laws regarding landfill and a new licence that will have to be in place by march 2007 (I know that our council failed to obtain the relevant licence so even if the landfill doesn't fill up by next spring they won't have a licence to operate it after march 2007.)