What are the best compostable nappies Australia has?
However, plenty of eco-friendly disposable are available these days; compostable nappies are a different story.
Parts in a disposable nappy need synthetic materials that give adequate flexibility and strength; hence, one nappy brand found a way around this issue and launched the first fully compostable nappies in Australia. Therefore, this compostable nappy brand is ahead of most of Australia’s composters.
- Finding compostable nappies
- Product Details Eenee sample pack
- So compostable nappies in Australia do Exist?
- Current challenges of disposing of Eenee compostable nappies
- Sustainable struggles from regular eco-nappy brands
- Biodegradable nappies with independent credentials
- Being genuine and transparent with your audience
- Are there more affordable, Eco-friendly nappy choices?
- The story of Eenee?
- Our Experience with Eenee compostable nappies?
- Pros and Cons of Best compostable nappies Australia
- Composting of Eenee compostable nappies
Finding compostable nappies
We stopped our search for compostable nappies for a while after we read an article from a composter in Australia stating that compostable nappies in Australia don’t exist. Later, we discovered that this information was slightly incorrect, and we learned about the best compostable nappies Australia one could wish for, endorsed by Compost Australia.
Of course, we tried these compostable nappies out, and today, we will share them here to use to your advantage. But first, let’s look at the details of this product, shall we?
Product Details Eenee sample pack
|Product||Eenee sample pack with one pull-up and a pack of U pads|
|Shipping time||Arrived within a couple of days|
|Included||Endorsed by Compost Australia|
|Special details||Endorsed by compost Australia|
|Where to buy||Eenee nappies and trial packs are available here|
So compostable nappies in Australia do Exist?
Yes, that’s right; they do very much exist, indeed. How exciting, right? As mentioned before, we were amazed when we discovered compostable nappies exist. We gave up hope after reading an article from a composter in Australia explaining that nappy brands give misleading information to try selling their nappies labelled as compostable. Still, he states that no nappies in Australia are eligible for composting.
He also mentioned that commercial composters don’t have to accept compostable nappies as they contain human waste. However, he points out that the composter can refuse nappies containing human waste.
However, we understand what this composter is saying, and his point of view as a composter is understandable; we learned that the information seems somehow not wholly accurate.
Current challenges of disposing of Eenee compostable nappies
Yes, composters can refuse nappies, and yes, most still do. However, Eenee works hard to change those facts and successfully uses a composter in Brisbane that accepts and processes their compostable nappies through an organic waste company.
However, this service is a paid service; it is an opportunity for parents in the Brisbane region to dispose of their Eenee compostable nappies. (Let’s clarify to avoid miscommunication that this is for Enee compostable nappies endorsed by Compost Australia only).
However, the road is not easy, and the process may be slow; the Eenee team is working hard to change things up in composting Australia. Eenee is a small family business currently negotiating with several composters in Australia to get the approval for processing Eenee compostable nappies at their facilities.
Did you hear of the brand Eenee before?
Eenee has been very creative and innovative in creating a fully compostable nappy. It has jumped the queue of many other eco-nappy brands that have not launched a nappy 100% free of plastic and chemicals.
Sustainable struggles from regular eco-nappy brands
When you think about the product we like to buy, a disposable nappy without any single-use plastic, we may have to realise that this is nearly impossible to make without any use of plastic.
Or do we have to start thinking differently, out of the box, as Eenee did?
‘To cut single-use plastic out of disposable nappies, we need to change our perspective on using disposable nappies’. That is precisely what Eenee did.‘
Biodegradable nappies with independent credentials
A few eco nappies are doing well with their sustained effort. In addition, some brands have independent credentials, such as Muumi, Bambo Nature and Moltex and are great sustainable choices for an eco nappy. When purchasing in bulk, you can save yourself some $$.
Still, when nappy brands are not certified with an eco-label, you may have to make more effort to check out their sustainability efforts and how transparent they are willing to share them with you.
Genuine brands are likely to be upfront with you and happy to answer any questions you may have.
Being genuine and transparent with your audience
Ecoriginals are transparent about sharing details of their sustainability challenges and achievements of all ECO nappy brands.
Ecoriginals claim that 90% of their nappies break down within four months on a landfill site, significantly improving from regular disposable nappies, which can take hundreds of years to break down completely.
However, SOME eco-nappy brands are doing an outstanding job and can still be a great sustainable choice and a significant improvement from regular disposable nappies; they still contain a percentage of plastic and are NOT suitable for composting.
Are there more affordable, Eco-friendly nappy choices?
Are you looking for a more sustainable disposable nappy but can’t justify compostable or premium eco nappies? Supermarket brand Rascal Friends launched an eco nappy now, which is much more affordable.
However, there is nothing wrong with Rascal Friend eco-nappies; they may not be as sustainable as other eco-nappie brands. For example, only approximately 60% of the nappy is biodegradable. Still, it is a more sustainable choice than a regular disposable nappy and an affordable option.
Okay, you had enough said about biodegradable nappies now. Let’s go back to Eenee and their compostable nappies. Would you like to learn a bit more about Eenee?
The story of Eenee?
Are you interested to learn a little more about the brand Eenee? Please find the story of Eenee under the need to know more about the journey of Eenee and the launch of their eco nappies.
(I would like to mention that the weenees that are about first in the video are no longer available, but the U compostable pads only.)
How do Eenee compostable nappies work?
So this sounds all great, but how do Eenee nappies work?
As mentioned before, Eenee compostable nappies are 100% plastic-free, and they have created nappy pants or belts to keep the nappy in place.
Interested in how Eenee nappies work?
It is pretty straightforward, and you can watch the video below to see how to fit the nappies on your baby successfully.
Our Experience with Eenee compostable nappies?
So, do they work?
When we first learned about Eenee compostable nappies, we felt very excited to try them out; however, we were unsure what to expect.
If it sounds too good to be true, it often is too good to be true, right?
Are these compostable nappies going to work?
Or would they sound like an excellent sustainable solution but give regular leaks and perform poorly?
Well, we ordered a trial pack worth $46,90(plus $18- postage will differ per location) and started trying these compostable nappies to find answers to our questions. We ordered the starter pack containing one stretchable pull-up cover with a side opening and one pack of 26 compostable u pads, and like a flash, the postman arrived at our front door. Wow, that went quickly. We are off to a good start!
We were excited to try out these nappies but plan to use them at night. We tried them in the daytime until we felt confident enough to fit them on Bub for a full overnight.
(Our trial baby is 19 months old and 11,5 kilos; we choose U-Pads size L)
Shall we have a look at the pros and cons first? Okay, let’s get started.
Pros and Cons of Best compostable nappies Australia
|Pro’s Best Compostable Nappies Australia||Con’s Best compostable nappies Australia|
|It works. Excellent performance||More expensive|
|100% compostable||Only one composter in Australia accepts Eenee nappies|
and you have to pay for this service
|Sustainable choice||Only hot composting is suitable for wet U-Pads|
|Free postage for bulk orders||nappies can only compost soiled nappies commercially|
|Super soft cover, no marks||Only suitable for home composting done by a specific method (hot composting)|
|Healthier for the planet||Nappies may end up in landfills due to accepting composters|
|Nappy breaks down in one compost cycle||Nappy shell(non-natural material) in direct contact with babies’ skin as U-pad not fully close on sides|
|The convenience of a disposable nappy||Postage expense for smaller orders|
|Less washing while still a sustainable choice|
Performance of Eenee compostable nappies
We started to try out Eenee compostable nappies in the daytime and were unsure what to expect. At first, we had to get used to the fact that the nappy is not like any disposable nappy but an u-pad. At first, we thought the nappy was too small, but the U-pad doesn’t completely close at the sides when fitted on the baby.
Ideally, I would prefer the natural material of the nappy to touch the skin instead of the nappy pants, which is non-natural. However, the fabric is super soft and doesn’t leave any marks.
We were impressed with the Eenee nappies’ performance and amazed at how the Velcro in the pull-up kept the nappy in place. (We honestly expected this to fail). In addition, the pull-ups are super elastic to assist the nappy in staying in position.
After a while, we felt confident trying out Eenee compostable nappies at night, and we are happy to say that Eenee didn’t disappoint us.
‘Eenee has not only the best compostable nappies in Australia, but did you know they are also the ONLY compostable nappies endorsed by Compost Australia.’
Composting of Eenee compostable nappies
Only wet U-pads are recommended for home composting, while soiled nappies are not for home composting due to hygiene reasons. If you are interested in home composting, you must follow a method(hot composting) to compost wet Eenee U-pads at home successfully.
Final thoughts about Ennee compostable nappies
Did you know that Compost Australia endorses Eenee compostable nappies in Australia?
Today’s parents are following a more sustainable lifestyle and making sustainable lifestyle choices for their babies and family carefully considered.
If Eenee comes to parents’ attention who try to make the most eco-friendly choices for their families, they likely would be very excited to try out compostable nappies.
Eenee might not be for everyone, and that is fine. There are other great sustainable choices out there. But for those parents seeking a plastic-free compostable nappy, you can stop looking as you find where you were looking.
Even though you might not be able to access a commercial composter and you may not be able to do hot composting at home, Eenee would still be the only plastic-free disposable nappy choice.
Also, supporting Eenee’s products will help the progress to change composting opportunities for nappies in the future, which will significantly help lower the eco-footprint and help change a lot of little people.
Well, voila, here it is for you! Oh, and the other good news, Eenee Nappies perform. They sound good, but they also work, well, at least they do for us.
Did you feel excited to learn about the nappies of Eenee and interested in giving Eenee ago?
Without committing to the brand, you could take advantage of the trial pack and learn that Eenee would make a good match for your baby and family lifestyle.
We hope this information has been helpful to you, but if you have any questions, feedback or experience with compostable nappies in Australia, please leave any comments below. Again, we hope this information has been helpful to you.
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