London,
26
March
2012
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Hackney s record breaking nappy attempt

Hackney parents will attempt to set a world record in Clapton, for the most real nappies changed at one time.

On Saturday 21 April parents around the globe will all change their children s nappies at the same time in a bid to promote real nappy use.

The event, part of Real Nappy Week in the UK and Real Diaper Week in the US, requires participants to use 100% reusable nappies.

An official from the Guinness Book of Records will be on hand at The Round Chapel on Lower Clapton Road to oversee the attempt.

Through the Hackney Real Nappy Network, Hackney Council offers a free £54 nappy voucher to new parents which they can spend on real (washable) nappies.

London currently sends around 90,000 tonnes of disposable nappies to landfill each year, which could take up to 500 years to biodegrade. Using real nappies helps to reduce this amount and can also save parents £500 for their babies.

Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: "The Hackney Real Nappy Network operate a fantastic resource for parents to learn about reusable nappies and to offer support and advice to new parents. This event is an opportunity for our parents and their babies to help set a new world record and to raise awareness of an important environmental issue."

The Great Nappy Change will take place at The Round Chapel on Lower Clapton Road, 4.30-6.30pm on Saturday 21 April. Parents can book their place at http://thegreatnappychangehackney.eventbrite.com/

Hackney Real Nappy Network will be running a host of other events throughout Real Nappy Week.