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Disposable nappies are not biodegradable and may take 300 - 500 years to break down in landfill sites.
Disposable nappies comprise of up to 4% of the total waste that goes in landfill sites, around 8 million nappies a day.
Consider using real nappies as an alternative. For more information on this, visit Go Real: The Real Nappy Information Service|.