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Why reusable is better for parents

Why reusable is better for parents

Disposable Food Storage Versus Reusable Food Pouches The food and beverage sector uses almost 65 – 70% of all Australian produced packaging (environmental enterprise, n.d.). Approximately 60% of these packaging materials are recycled and the remaining packaging ends up in our landfills, taking thousands of years to disintegrate whilst releasing harmful and toxic gasses in the process (environmental enterprise, n.d.). A devastating statistic that stems from an increasingly busy lifestyle. However, one mum has come up with a way to reuse food and beverage packaging ensuring less material waste. Sinchies reusable food pouches offer a versatile system of eco- friendly, BPA free pouches that can be used for storing and serving nutritious liquids, soft foods, sauces and salad dressings without the preservatives and sugars found in most pre-packaged goods (Sinchies, 2017). Sinchies resuable food pouches encourage healthy eating, a reduce in waste, a cut in food costs and provide an easy, fun, clean way to feed your children when at home or out and about. By making the switch to reusable food containers, you will be making a healthier choice for your family and the future of our planet. Not to mention the prices are just so affordable for families as well. Disposable Nappies Versus Reusable Nappies Research tells us that disposable nappies are extremely harmful to our environment. Australian Science reports that Australians use 5.6 million nappies per day, which equates to 2 billion nappies ending up in landfill each year (Lee M, 2014). So, this begs the questions – why do we continue to use them and recommend them to others? The easy answer to that question is convenience – one size fits all, no washing, the waste is easily disposed of, and they can be used and disposed anywhere you go. However, it dawns on us the harmful damage that using disposable nappies does to our planet. A possible solution is using reusable nappies instead of disposable ones. Reusable nappies allow waste to go through the sewer system therefore waste is recycled correctly, they have no harsh chemicals for the environment or your baby, and they can be reused again and again (Cushie Tushie, 2016). It also means less need for purchasing large amounts of nappies which saves on packaging and miles, and proves better for the consumer’s hip pocket (MSA, 2012). Rashoodz Swimwear has come up with a reusable swim nappy that is more economically and environmentally friendly than your regular disposable swim nappies. Their gold award winning design has become a parent favourite for their ability to successfully catch wees and poos. The slim line design does not have the usual bulk of a traditional swim nappy and comes in fantastic bright, funky designs. The outer material is made from UPF50+, chlorine and fade resistant material. The lining uses a polyutherine material to prevent embarrassing accidents for baby and parents. The reusable swim nappy has a draw string and elasticized leg holes to ensure what goes into the nappy, stays in the nappy until change time. At the end of a swim lesson or day at the beach, empty the contents into a toilet and flush. Wash the nappy as directed and it’s ready to use again and again. In terms of the environment and cost, this is a much more effective way to prevent accidents in the pool, as well as do your part for the environment. Overall, it is evident that reusable is the way of the future and Aussie Mums are leading the way. Both Sinchies and Rashoodz Swimwear reusable products were founded by busy Aussie mums wanting to help other busy mums all around the world. As we look to the future, the future your babies will inevitably be a part of we must think sustainable, we must think reusable. Check out these reusable products with the links below and thanks for reading. Love Rashoodz Shop: Facebook: @rashoodzswimwear Insta: @rashoodzswimwear

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