Save money and the environment by using reusable nappies and absorbent hygiene products
Liverpool City Council is conducting a trial where residents can claim a rebate of up to $150 for the purchase of reusable nappies and sanitary products with proof of purchase.
The trial aims to provide an incentive for residents to trial reusable options – helping to save you money and reduce waste to landfill.
Every household within Liverpool City Council is eligible for one rebate per category. Separate applications are required for each.
- Cloth nappies – 50% of the purchase price (max. $150 rebate) - Includes fitted cloth and swim nappies, reusable night nappies, all in two nappies, terry towelling/prefold nappies.
- Reusable sanitary products – 50% of the purchase price (max. $100 rebate) - Includes sanitary pads, sanitary cups and leak-proof underwear.
Why are we running this trial?
Surprisingly, nappies and absorbent hygiene products are the second largest contributor to household garbage waste from Liverpool City Council, audits have shown that by weight, these products make up 9% of the material collected through the red-lidded general waste bin. Second only to food waste which makes up 46%.
Although reusable products can cost a little more up-front, in the longer term, they can save you upwards of $1,000 a year. We are offering these rebates as an incentive to take up these products by helping to reduce the upfront costs of reusable options, and encourage the shift away from single-use products.