Global nappy shortage fears after factory explosion

The world could face a shortage of disposable nappies after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Japan responsible for as much as one fifth of the global market.

Telegraph.co.uk
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  • Gillyx
    Gillyx Posts: 6,847 Forumite
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    I use reusables, so we'd be sorted I think.
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  • SailorSam
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    An explosion in a Nappy factory, is that what they mean when they talk about the sh*t hitting the fan.
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  • Sammy85_2
    Sammy85_2 Posts: 1,741 Forumite
    No panic here either - also using washables :-)
    :jProud mummy to a beautiful baby girl born 22/12/11 :j
  • RLH33
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    Ooh time to potty train:D

    Didn't bother with washables with my second so i may now be able to sell the massive bag of washables in the loft for more than a pittance:T
  • Oh dear! Now might have a reason to stop being lazy and use the reusables we bought :rotfl:
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  • janninew
    janninew Posts: 3,781 Forumite
    Not good news for me, a teething baby with horrendous nappies and a nappy shortage - not a good combination!! :rotfl:
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  • Maybe this will encourgae more people to use washables & stop the landfill waste with plastics that don't degrade for ages... Can only be a good thing.

    To all those who think washables are hard work - they are not! You can even make your own nappies & just buy the outer waterproof wraps so very :money:.
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  • chunkychocky
    chunkychocky Posts: 1,085 Forumite
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    Excellent news.
  • fawd1
    fawd1 Posts: 715 Forumite
    Maybe this will encourgae more people to use washables & stop the landfill waste with plastics that don't degrade for ages... Can only be a good thing.

    To all those who think washables are hard work - they are not! You can even make your own nappies & just buy the outer waterproof wraps so very :money:.

    I think washables are hard work because I have two children who still use nappies and already put on a full load of washing a day. Added to that the fact that we don't live in the sunniest country in the world means that my house already look like a laundrette most of the time with clothes hanging up to dry, and I think I can do without an extra load. It's also worth pointing out that although reusables are undoubtedly better in terms of landfill, they're not actually that environmentally friendly. Take into account energy used in washing (always on high to sanitize them properly) and then having to use the tumble dryer (or buy a million so you don't run out) and the difference is minimal. As for being MSE, last time I looked, when my youngest was born and I wanted to be mother nature (how times have changed!), the cost for a birth to potty pack for 1 child was about 300 quid! Add to that electric costs in cleaning them and you end up worse off!
  • sassyblue
    sassyblue Posts: 3,783 Forumite
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    I don't believe there will be any shortage. It's just an excuse for companies to put their prices up. (l don't have any kids in nappies either)


    Happy moneysaving all.
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