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Post by ClothConvert » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:25 am

wow go the nappy network! So who from NN is getting our name in the media?

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Post by Dunners » Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:22 am

Another media article posted on clothnappyadvocates:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0501/S00125.htm
Shakespeare's Nappies
Friday, 28 January 2005, 12:02 pm
Press Release: Future Living Expo

Excerpted:
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"Organisers of the Future Living environmental expo, to be held in Christchurch this weekend are today applauding the stand taken by the mothers group calling for equal promotion of cloth nappies and other more sustainable methods of keeping baby clean, dry and happy."
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"One of the the Future Living Expo's community organisation standholders are exhibiting on the throw away nappy issues and organisers are expecting some lively discussions at that stand throughout the weekend. "
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Post by Dunners » Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:46 pm

Another one Mum found:

New Zealand Women’s Weekly
28 March 2003 p48


Bum’s the word
Pippa and Maria Jinks invented easy-on-the-earth Snazzipants – washable nappies with an unconventional ingredient
Little Luka Jinks is toddling around with a grin on his face and it’s all because he’s sitting on a stash of drugs.
His nappies are filled with a kind of marijuana – but don’t worry, it’s not the illicit kind.
”It’s hemp – not the kind that people smoke – and it’s great as an eco-friendly nappy filler.” Says Aucklander Pippa Jinks, the 34-year-old co-creator of Snazzipants.
Although hemp and the drug marijuana are essentially the same plant, they are grown differently so the hemp has none of the chemical that causes the drug high.
But there are lots of other reasons why Luka is smiling while wearing his Snazzipants.
“Hemp is two-and-a-half times more absorbent than cotton, doesn’t need any pesticides or fertilizers to grow and gets better the more you wash it – instead of wearing out, it wears in.” says Pippa. “Plus, it has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties, meaning fewer nappy rashes.”
The only problem for Pippa and her mum Maria, who co-owns the business, is the legal barrier to growing hemp in New Zealand.
“We have to import it from China.“ laments Pippa. “For this reason, our hemp nappies are a bit more expensive than the cotton ones that we also make. But we think it’s worth it – and Luka does too.”
The two-year-old test-drives all of the nappy types that his mum and granny create.
“When we started making Snazzipants, we had no idea that people were going to be so interested,” says Maria. “We debuted the nappies at the Parent and Child Show in 2003 and were absolutely swamped by a wave of mothers. Our stall was surrounded by strollers and the parents had so many questions.”
:Disposables are thought of as the norm – and many people no longer know how to even put a washable nappy on to a baby,” says Pippa. “We had women asking things like how to wash them, are the suitable for taking out and about, which parts do you throw away… They’d look confused when we tell them that nothing gets thrown away and the whole thing can be washed over and over.”
“A few mums would ask to touch the nappies and then start walking away with them thinking they were free samples, like the disposable ones,” laughs Maria. “I’d have to chase them.”
“Now it’s mothers chasing after us!” says Pippa, producing a stack of orders, which can currently only be made through their website (www.snazzipants.co.nz).
“And these are only the orders for one month!” Maria adds.
With the sales of Snzzipants rocketing, it could be said that this is one business heading for an all-time high.
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Post by Dunners » Fri May 20, 2005 10:28 pm

This link was posted on the Oz cloth list regarding the UK "Environment Agency" Report.

A worthwhile read IMO
http://www.guardian.co.uk/waste/story/0,12188,1488290,00.html
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Post by Dunners » Sat May 21, 2005 6:46 am

Hmm - thought I'd better add the link to the actual report: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/commondata/acrobat/nappies_1072099.pdf :(
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Post by Stacey » Sat May 21, 2005 2:11 pm

WEN (Womans Enviromental network - UK) responds:

http://www.wen.org.uk/general_pages/New ... 9.5.05.htm

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Post by Darny » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:34 am

Found this in my fave vegan online monthly, it's american, but still, I'm sure it's read by alot of vegan and vegetarians around the english speaking parts of the globe.

http://www.vegfamily.com/babies-and-toddlers/cloth-diapering.htm
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Post by sable » Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:29 pm

Just found this one listed by another mum on the Huggies forum (of all places!).
http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.aspx?id=103870&catId=100509&tid=100008&p=1
For a change this is not completely a pro sposies article. Seems to be designed to give pros and cons of both (shock/horror).
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Post by kiwi101 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:18 pm

in the nelson mail...

Forum on nappy alternatives
16 June 2005


By BECK VASS

They're filling their pants and filling Nelson's landfill too.
Disposable nappies make up to about 840 tonnes, or 7 percent, of the 12,000 tonnes of domestic waste in Nelson every year.
Sufficiently concerned about the problem, Nelson's Environment Centre has decided to use funding it receives from the Nelson City Council to host a forum aimed at reducing disposable nappy waste.
Council stormwater and solid waste asset manager Andrew James said two waste analysis studies in November 2004 and May this year had shown disposable nappies and sanitary items made up between 4.8 percent and 7 percent of the York Valley landfill's domestic waste.
The size of the problem was similar to that faced in other New Zealand centres and Mr James was not concerned that nappy waste was increasing in Nelson. The council's waste management plan was focused on bigger volume problems such as glass recycling but a focus on nappies and smaller items would occur in the future.
Council environmental coordinator Adi James said disposable nappy waste was a "big issue for us" because reducing waste was the highest waste management priority, above reusing and recycling.
"We want to get people to look at good alternatives".
Ms James said the council provided $800 a year for the Environment Centre to run a sustainable households programme and it was through this that the "Real Nappies - No Nappies" workshop was being held on Monday.
Nelson women Irma Jager and Sue Ware, who are part of a group of four women who advocate not using nappies by training themselves to know when their children need to go, are to speak at the workshop.
Ms Ware said since going public last month about being "nappy free" the mums had received feedback from people interested in their "techniques" to media interest including Close Up and Campbell Live television shows.
She said "timing and intuition" played a large role in knowing when her 4?-month-old daughter, Neve Kortegast, needed to go.
Nelson woman Sarah Jones will present a range of alternatives to disposable nappies including modern fabrics which she said were easily washed and more breathable than traditional nappies.
Nelson Environment Centre coordinator and meeting facilitator Keryn Squires said she would discuss the environmental impact of using both disposable and reusable cotton nappies at Monday's forum.
The free workshop will run from 10am to 11.30am on Monday June 20 at Fairfield House. Children are welcome.
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Post by Sharonnz » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:20 pm

Just heard a discussion on this on National Radio this afternoon. Apparently they were also talking about it on Morning Report earlier in the week. Sharon

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Post by Stacey » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:46 am

On the Ministry for the Environment website:
http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/waste/special/nappies/

The Green Party website is full of great nappy reading (of course :P):
http://www.greens.org.nz/searchdocs/other7493.html
http://www.greens.org.nz/searchdocs/PR8891.html
http://www.greens.org.nz/searchdocs/PR8242.html (the plunket article)
http://www.greens.org.nz/searchdocs/PR7457.html
http://www.greens.org.nz/searchdocs/PR7473.html

I think I got them all - Note the link to TNN on many of these pages :) I think a copy of our brochure would make a great addition to thier website...

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Post by sable » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:29 pm

The Huggies one Angel mentioned is referring to the one they did in the UK with 90degree washes etc. I'm actually surprised it took them this long to put it on their site (I got an email from them today which included the link).
It pretty much says no difference btwn the two options, which we all know is a load of mucky diapers! :wink:
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Re: Cloth Nappy related articles in the media

Post by lin86 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:41 pm

Thanks for the Leo Hickman article - verifying why I believe CDing is right for my family.
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