In Southampton, babies up to the age of two, commuatively use up to 35,800 nappies per day. That makes about 13 million nappies a year, just in one city. Disposable nappies make up about 4% of our household waste and cost the Local Authority about £76,500 per year.
An alternative option is using modern, reuseable nappies. This does not have to mean staying at home washing nappies all day. It is possible to make use of a nappy laundry service, which collects the dirty nappies from your home and delivers clean ones at the same time. The average charge is £8 per week.