Huggies have issued a press release for RNW

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Huggies have issued a press release for RNW

Post by Janie » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:47 pm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0804/S00279.htm

It seems they want to jump on the RNW to publicise the composting thing they are trying to set up. It will be interesting to see if the mainstream media pick this up.
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Post by snugglebumz » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:49 pm

and they still quote the uk study :roll:
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Post by Jack05 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:53 pm

They must be getting worried!

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Post by Ethan's Mum » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:55 pm

Jack05 wrote:They must be getting worried!


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Post by Beekay » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:55 pm

I'd love to see an accurate survey of the % of cloth nappy changes. I find it hard to believe 96% use disposables, certainly not the case in the circles I move in (which are admittedly fairly crunchy circles :lol: )
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Post by Kirstin » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:58 pm

How does the baby let you know which nappy makes it happier (special cooing or something?) :roll: :lol:

Look at 'em squirm. "Disposable nappies represent less than 2% of waste to landfill but it is undeniable that they punch above their weight in terms of the amount of attention they get." Um, yeah, but in households with babies, it can be 50% of total rubbish, and that's pretty significant.
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Post by rangitotogirl » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:59 pm

Two comments out of that.

- 96% of nappy changes are disposable. That's something that I think we as a country should be ashamed of.
- less than 2% of landfill is disposable nappies. I recall it's 1.9%. That's actually quite a large percentage. I wonder whether anything else makes up as much as 2% of the landfill. I think it would be more appropriate to aim for less than 0.5%.
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Post by growingclothie » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:09 pm

:yuck: to them! What a hugely biased statement!!! :gaah:
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Post by sable » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:15 pm

1.9% of total waste, but what percentage of household rubbish? After all most waste is commercial and there won't be much in the way of disposable nappies in that aside from rubbish from malls.
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Post by Petals » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:15 pm

And the bit about working mothers wanting to spend quality time with their children rather than washing nappies. I'd have thought that most NZ families with two working parents would be able to afford a washing machine, wouldn't you?
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Post by Megan » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:26 pm

Petals wrote:And the bit about working mothers wanting to spend quality time with their children rather than washing nappies. I'd have thought that most NZ families with two working parents would be able to afford a washing machine, wouldn't you?


Is there any argument for using disposables that is more insulting? As mothers of course we all want to spend quality time with our children! I also want to teach my son to be responsible and care for the environment. And while I am hanging out washing, he is on the grass playing with pegs and we are talking.

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Post by Tris » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:26 pm

GRRR! :x Much as I hate this Multi-national *%!&er, you've got to admit, they've got a pretty good spin doctor. Everything is carefully worded to minimise the negative and make it sound like they're a nice company. "It must be love" yeah right - it must be fricking enormous profits! :evil:

“That 96% of all nappy changes in New Zealand are with disposable nappies tells its own story. "
this really p*sses me off - most people I meet (outside of crunchy circles, ie, Joe Bloggs) have never ever seen or heard of modern cloth nappies. Of course they're going to choose disposable nappies over flat squares, pins and plastic pants, which, in their minds is the only alternative.
I knew reading that would make me angry ... why did I bother..?
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Post by Kimber » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:34 pm

They sound way worried :twisted: why bother even commenting on RNW if they weren't? Far cry from 2 years ago when I first started using nappies and Huggies wouldn't have even bothered :lol:

Just imagine what the news will be like in another 2 years :D

Oh yeah, 96% my bum :roll: 2 years ago perhaps :lol:
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Post by Wisegirl » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:39 pm

Petals wrote:And the bit about working mothers wanting to spend quality time with their children rather than washing nappies. I'd have thought that most NZ families with two working parents would be able to afford a washing machine, wouldn't you?


This is my gripe!! Being a fulltime working single mum!! The misconceptions really pee me off. It takes me 5 mins out of my day to do the washing, the same amount of time it would to put out the extra rubbish that disposables would make. GGRR :evil:

To have people think I would chose housework over spending time with my daughter makes me mad!

I haven't read it nor do i want to.

Ok vent over. :oops:

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Post by annalisef » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:20 pm

Kirstin wrote:How does the baby let you know which nappy makes it happier (special cooing or something?) :roll: :lol:

Look at 'em squirm. "Disposable nappies represent less than 2% of waste to landfill but it is undeniable that they punch above their weight in terms of the amount of attention they get." Um, yeah, but in households with babies, it can be 50% of total rubbish, and that's pretty significant.


It might be 2% of total waste, but its closer to 4-5% of domestic waste. (I know this because I used to be a landfill monitoring officer and I've seen the waste survey figures :wink: )
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