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Limerick City and County Council Announces Participation in Cloth Nappy Incentive Scheme

The Cloth Nappy Incentive Scheme is a pilot project to support the use of reusable nappies among families who could not otherwise have considered trying them owing to the upfront costs in buying the nappies.   

Twenty families in the Limerick area will be provided with a voucher number to be used to buy a cloth nappy starter kit worth €100 from one of the partner retailers, Summer Sweets Baby and Nappy Rebels.

The voucher can be used to purchase the Cloth Nappy Starter Kit provided by each supplier.  This scheme will run for a limited time and only until the limited vouchers have been distributed. Participation in the pilot will be subject to follow up interviews on your experiences using the nappies.

Sinead Mc Donnell, Environment Awareness Officer with Limerick City and County Council said about the cloth nappy incentive scheme, “there is a simple online application form and if you meet the basic eligibility in terms of local and your baby’s age, and require the financial support of the scheme to try cloth nappies, Voice Ireland will email you with your voucher number on behalf of Limerick City and County Council.  Limerick pilot participants are required to take part in follow-up surveys and interviews, this is to look at the impact of the scheme.”

The pilot is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fingal County Council, Limerick City and County Council, Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and managed by VOICE.

Details of the scheme can be found here.

Source: Limerick City & County Council

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