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Traditional nappies 'no better for environment'
By Nicole Martin
Last Updated: 6:01pm BST 03/07/2007
A Government minister has delivered the news that millions of parents have been waiting to hear: traditional nappies are no more environmentally friendly than disposables.
Ben Bradshaw, the new health minister, made the comment after a four-year study by the Environment Agency concluded that "there is little or nothing to choose between them".
It found that the damage caused by burying disposables in landfill sites was matched by the electricity and greenhouse gases generated by washing and drying cloth nappies.
This would be the report that was released over two years ago then - the one the Real Nappy Cabal has been trying to bury ever since....
BBC NEWS | UK | No green winner in nappy debate
Thursday, 19 May, 2005
Whether parents use disposable or cloth nappies makes little difference to the environment, a report has concluded.
How slow news travels! Especially when it upsets the green apple cart.....