Saturday, 15 March 2014

Happy clappy nappy chappies

With barely a raised eyebrow, we learn from the Worksop Guardian that Derbyshire County Council has involved itself in the purchase of nappies (diapers).

Derbyshire County Council is celebrating its 2000th real nappy cashback claimant.

Hannah Elliott is the 2000th parent to claim the £25 cashback incentive under the scheme. New parents can claim £25 cashback from Derbyshire County Council when they spend more than £50 on real nappies.

The cashback scheme was set up in 2005 to encourage parents to switch to real nappies. In Derbyshire, 100,000 nappies are thrown away every day. That’s 10,000 tonnes a year, which costs Derbyshire council tax payers £1million each year in landfill costs on nappies alone.

So 2000 parents have taken advantage of the scheme over the past nine years. A little over two hundred per year. Something tells me, call it cynicism if you will, but something tells me that Derbyshire County Council has received some kind of nudge relating to some kind of target.

I was not in the least surprised to learn that there is a Real Nappy Information Service and a formidable array of pressure groups all concerned to put us onto the path of nappy righteousness.


Sackerson said...

You're pooh-poohing the idea?

A K Haart said...

Sackers - yes, it's such a piddling scheme.

Demetrius said...

Bottoms Up!

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - better not say that in the House these days!