The num­bers

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2 and a 1/2

The av­er­age age a child stops us­ing nap­pies.

17,500

Ba­bies wear­ing dis­pos­able nap­pies in the Welling­ton re­gion.

6600

Tonnes of waste cre­ated in Welling­ton each year from nap­pies.

1000

Tonnes of nap­pies that will be com­posted in Welling­ton next year.

5m

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.

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