Reducing waste in parenthood through reusable nappies


Becoming a parent is an opportunity to learn new ways to reduce waste and support a clean, green and sustainable Brisbane. For many new parents, thinking about the kind of environment we want our children to enjoy in the future provides extra motivation for adopting positive waste behaviours at home.

Each year, Brisbane residents dispose of more than 12,000 tonnes of disposable nappies. Disposable nappies are non-recyclable, resource-intensive and estimated to take up to 500 years to break down.

Sustainable Nappy Cashback

Brisbane City Council is proud to launch the Sustainable Nappy Cashback to help more parents on their journey to reduce waste.

Choosing to use modern cloth nappy products on your baby (even if only part of the time) can be a great way to save money while also helping the environment.

As part of the Sustainable Nappy Cashback, Brisbane residents are now able to enter into a monthly draw to win back their investment in reusable nappy products (up to $300 value). Two further prizes of $50 will also be awarded.

The purpose of the Sustainable Nappy Cashback is to encourage more parents to make the change from disposable nappies. Additionally, it will assist with generating discussion about the many benefits of using modern reusable nappy products or services and to acknowledge the efforts of parents who are choosing to reuse.

Any Brisbane resident who has purchased modern cloth nappy products (or other eligible item/s as per the terms and conditions) within the previous six months, is able to submit an entry. To enter, simply provide your details on the online form and attach your receipt as proof of purchase.

View the terms and conditions

Last updated: 11 June 2019
Topics: waste