Tops stop the use of single-use baby wipes

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Press release from Tops Day Nurseries:

Tops Day Nurseries have recently started making their own baby wipes for face/hand wiping instead of using commercially bought wipes.  This is due to the baby wipes available on the market all containing one-use plastic which, as we all know, are very bad for the environment.

The family of 20 day nurseries have also found a number of irritants and chemicals in the commercially bought baby wipes which can aggravate delicate skin; whereas more natural, organic products can do the same job without those factors and they are actually cheaper.

93% of sewer pipe blockages in the UK are caused by baby wipes. Overflows of sewage into rivers during floods cause piles of wipes to build in rivers, which then may drift into the sea, causing widespread pollution.  This is one of the main reasons Tops Day Nurseries have now stopped buying baby wipes – until manufacturers start making it without plastic.

Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries said “Several senior nursery staff with babies have been using homemade baby wipes for years, we have now piloted DIY baby wipes in our nurseries and have decided to do this permanently. After introducing the glitter ban in 2017, stopping the use of single-use plastics in the nurseries and changing from plastic to glass milk bottles, to name just a few of our sustainable efforts, we are always looking for ways to improve our practice in an environmentally friendly way.”

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