July 29, 2021


You might think disposable nappies are your only option for keeping your little one dry and comfortable but what if there was a biodegradable alternative?

Parenting is a series of contradictions. While you might go into it with the best intentions and a clear idea of what you hope it will be like, you may quickly find yourself having to compromise on a few things. A dummy might not seem like such a bad idea when your baby refuses to settle. Or making the switch to bottle-feeding might be a necessary reality you didn’t see coming. It’s all about finding what works for you.

One compromise we are less comfortable with however is the amount of landfill created by the countless disposable nappies that have become a modern parenting essential. The total amount of disposable nappies over a child’s lifetime can be more than 10,000 which combined could fill a bus, and due to their material make up they will also take potentially hundreds of years to decompose.

It might feel as though you have no choice but to accept the environmental impact of disposable nappies if you want quality and convenience (and, let’s face it, avoiding a poo explosion is a priority!), but Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are here to help.

A Problem That’s Hard To Ignore

Unfortunately through a lack of sustainable alternatives, disposable nappies have been a significant contributor to landfill in Australia since 1965. Today there are estimated to be over 400 billion traditional plastic nappies in landfills throughout the world, and with each child using an average of 8 nappies a day, the numbers and potential negative impact per family are staggering!

Many traditional disposable nappies also contain plastics and other harsh materials. Biodegradable alternatives may seem like the obvious solution, but not all of them are as effective as you might hope. While they may claim to be constructed from plant-based materials, many are still only 40% to 60% biodegradable due to the inclusion of plastic in a number of layers.

Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are made with your baby’s delicate skin in mind, with natural layers of tissue paper, cotton, and corn starch to provide a dual seal system that keeps moisture trapped away from the skin, so the nappy remains dry to the touch, whilst also being 90% biodegradable!

So How Can You Help?

If you’re not ready to give up the ease of disposable nappies, switching to a biodegradable option is an easy and effective way to make a difference, but it can be hard to be sure you are choosing a brand that is committed to enhancing product biodegradability.

The absorbent central “cell” of the Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies includes sustainably sourced wood pulp to wick away moisture and hold more than 900ml of liquid, providing you with 12+ hours of dryness each and every time. Best of all, their unique Plantcell Technology™ makes them a whopping 40% more absorbent than standard disposable nappies so you get the performance of a premium product without the devastating environmental impact.

In optimum conditions, the Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies can break down in as little as three months, which is a huge difference when compared to other disposable products that have their biodegradability limited by plastic components. The difference with Ecoriginals is that a significant % of the nappy is made from plants, including the back sheet. This means even in landfill the nappies can still biodegrade which is unique to Ecoriginals, and a significant point of difference compared to other eco brands which still mix plastic with plant based material limiting the ability for the nappies to be biodegradable in landfill. Nappies who only have component parts eco, is the same as putting natural matter into a zip lock bag!

It’s Easier Than You Think!

Thanks to growing interest and the power of the internet, making the switch from disposable nappies to their biodegradable counterparts doesn’t take the extra effort you might think it does!

Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies are stocked in pharmacies and supermarkets around Australia and are also available for one-off purchases or subscription deliveries online! We love the convenience of being able to customise our order and frequency of delivery so we are never caught short. There’s also the option to edit, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time so you have no excuse for not giving them a go!

When it comes to making environmentally conscious choices, every little bit helps, so why not make the switch from disposable nappies to the world-leading expertise of Ecoriginals Eco-Friendly Nappies and do your bit for the planet today!

Are you concerned about the environmental impact of disposable nappies? Would you try a biodegradable alternative? Let us know in the comments!

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  • I’m so glad there are now eco-friendly options. There weren’t any 21 years ago, so great to see things have changed.


  • No longer an issue I need to worry about but great to have options for new parents


  • I wish I had of had more options with my oldest two.


  • Eco friendly nappies are the best for the environment as well for the price! I always use them for my kids


  • I preferred to use cloth nappies for my boys. I did have disposable nappies but they were for my husband to use when he was looking after them. He didn’t like the cloth nappies because he said the poop would fall out the sides. A box of 24 nappies would last at least 6 months because I refused to use them.


  • I think it takes something like 1000 years for a nappy to breakdown…


  • My kids are out of nappies but I used cloth some days and eco disposable other days to try help the environment and also help my pocket. I did win a price of eco friendly nappies on here, which I’ve passed onto my sister as she has a child in nappies and she loves them.


  • As much as I’d like to, cost is a factor. The price per unit on the Huggies brand is just unbeatable. Until the price is on parity, unfortunately, my family comes first.


  • Sometimes cost of the nappies are a big factor.


  • Sounds like a better alternative – but ordinary cloth nappies that one washes is even better and I cannot understand why they are not used more often. I used them consistently even though I was a working mum – it was easy, very cheap, and no full garbage bin with disposables. As always one has to get into a routine, but my last three children were less than two years apart and I was at work. It can be done and it isn’t rocket science to do so.


  • I no longer need nappies, but for my grandbabies, I imagine anything that is more ecofriendly will be better.


  • These sound like a great alternative to the conventional disposables. I only wish they had these when my boys were little for my husband to use. I preferred the cloth nappies and still do but for the times when my husband was at home he always used disposables. Hopefully other companies will try to do the same.


  • Great idea. My kids are out of nappies but still anything to save the environment for future generations.


  • These sound like a real game changer, I hope that people get on board with this and try to help our planet.


  • What a brilliant idea. Its a shame that they didn’t come up with something like this years ago


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