If you are a parent, carer or soon-to-be parent, we'd like to understand how you decide which nappy to use for your little ones.

Maribyrnong is one of 12 Melbourne councils supporting a joint study about reusable nappies to help parents care for their baby as well as the environment.

We want to hear your views on nappies – whether you're a parent-to-be; you’ve only used disposable nappies; tried reusable nappies and decided they aren’t for you; or you’re a reusable nappy loyalist or cloth nappy convert!

Your input will be part of a wider study looking at best practice reusable nappy programs to assist and support families and reduce household waste that ends up in landfill.

With your help, we can gain valuable insights into how Council can better support residents to make environmentally-friendly choices.

Share your thoughts

Share your thoughts by completing the below survey by Thursday 24 February 2022.

This project is supported by the Recycling Victoria Councils Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Fast facts

  • 2 billion nappies are sent to landfill each year in Australia

  • More than 76,000 babies are born each year in Victoria

  • Each child, on average, generates 700kg of disposable nappies

  • Each nappies takes 500+ years to breakdown in landfill

  • Around 10% of general waste is disposable nappies in the City of Maribyrnong

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