2 and a 1/2
The average age a child stops using nappies.
Babies wearing disposable nappies in the Wellington region.
Tonnes of waste created in Wellington each year from nappies.
Tonnes of nappies that will be composted in Wellington next year.
The number of nappies to be composted. The numbers come from the estimates of EnviroComp, the Upper Hutt company which has recently set up a world leading facility that will break down nappies to a safe, odourless compost. The company has already composted about 16 million nappies at its North Canterbury operation since it opened in 2009.