Nappy with biodegradable insert is a UK firstgNappies offer reusable and disposable options
20 November 2010
A nappy claiming to be the first in the world to use a biodegradable disposable refill has been launched in the UK.
The gNappy system gives parents two options - cloth or disposable. The system consists of cotton, washable gPants, and either 100% biodegradable gRefills, or gCloth inserts that can be washed and reused.
Cheaper nappies available
Which? home editor Liz Edwards says: 'This is far from the only brand of nappy to make environmental claims, and there are also much cheaper options than using these disposable gRefills, which are are about 31p each.
'However, many parents will be interested in the idea that their refills won't contribute to the great pile of disposable nappy waste that ends up in landfill every year.'
Use the Which? guide to choosing nappies to compare the benefits of washable and disposable nappies, and to get tips on how you can reduce the environmental impact of using nappies.
Claim to decompose within 100 days
The manufacturer says that gRefills are the only certified 100% biodegradable, plastic-free and elemental chlorine nappy available, and claim they will decompose in 50-100 days in either your home waste or compost bin.
gPants cost £13.95, while gCloth inserts are £21.95 for a pack of six and the disposable gRefills are £9.95 for a pack of 32. All gNappy products are currently only available at Husha-byebaby.com.