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How to go zero-waste with a baby

First published onFriday 29 November 201916: 格林威治时间05上次修改时间Wednesday 19 February 2020,09:59 GMT

Is it possible for your baby to produce NO waste (no, not that sort!)? We've asked the experts for their advice on living a zero-waste life with a baby – and it's simpler than you may think ...

婴儿和垃圾就像大黄和奶油冻(通常也会溅到地板上)。

Mountains of nappies, piles of wipes, clothes they grow out of in two days, and we’ve not even started on the food that’s smeared around the place (back to that custard …).

But there’s nothing like the arrival of a new baby in the house to make you suddenly worry about the future on the planet your little one is going to grow up on.

So is it possible to join the growingzero-waste移动并减少垃圾箱中的垃圾量?你能满足婴儿的所有要求吗?

保持理智?

The answer is a resounding yes!

我们请了一些生态专家让我们了解零浪费和婴儿生活的秘密…

1.使用可洗尿布

You only need to take one look at how quickly that stinky nappy bin fills up and you’ll quickly realise the scale of the problem.

An estimatedthree billion nappies are thrown away every year in the UK,占所有家庭垃圾的2-3%,根据回收慈善机构Wrap。

Quite literally a poo mountain.

他解释说,使用可重复使用的尿布对减少浪费也有很大影响Lorna Johnston零浪费苏格兰.

‘It’s important to remember that you don’t have to use them exclusively. You can mix and match with disposables to suit you, such as when you’re away from home.

“这可能不适合所有人,但值得考虑。”

Switching to reusable cloth nappies might not be as difficult as you think.

父母们一想到要摸里面的东西就很反感,但事实是,不管你用的是哪种尿布,小宝宝都会大便。

Some councils also offer真正的尿布奖励计划.

是的,有洗衣服的地方,但是再说一次,如果你不是每天都在洗衣机里放满衣服的话,你是个幸运的人(或者是一个24/7穿着防护服的人)。

他承认,冬天晒干它们有点麻烦,因为它们会在家里到处都是Anna Musgrave地球之友,他在网上为家庭发布零浪费建议@环保儿童.

‘But in the summer, it was so satisfying to see them out on the line and know I’d saved all those nappies from going to landfill.’

2.母乳喂养,如果可以的话

No bottles, no formula, no need to sterilise.

If you’re able to breastfeed, then it’s one of the simplest ways to move towards a zero-waste baby.

You can even buy可洗的胸垫.

3.抛弃现成的配方

Don’t panic if you’re using formula; you can still reduce the amount of waste you produce.

安娜说,买大盒的粉末配方奶粉,而不是一瓶一瓶的混合好的小瓶奶粉。

“我以前带着一个罐子,上面量出了配方奶粉的各个部分,再加上一瓶温水,这样我在外出时就可以把它们混在一起了。”

婴儿安全玻璃瓶can be recycled or sold on when you’ve finished with them. ‘And sterilisers can be bought second-hand,’ adds Lorna.

4.自己做婴儿食品

‘Making your own baby food not only means you cut down on all those plastic pouches, but it saves you a FORTUNE,’ says Anna.

If you need to feed your baby when you’re out and about, transport purees and snacks in reusable containers.

You can even buyDoddlebags公司, which are pouches that can be filled, washed and reused.

洛娜补充说,婴儿不可能总是吃得太多,所以这时冰箱就派上用场了。“把婴儿食品放在冰块托盘里冷冻,这样你就可以选择每次解冻的量。”

5.手边有个小吃锅

你的手提包里是不是散落着半包空的年糕?选择一个零食罐代替。

Fill a reusable pot with baby snacks decanted from a bigger bag to cut down on all the little bags or, better still, fill it with your own home-made baby-friendly snacks.

6.Buy second hand

洛娜说,婴儿的衣服和玩具可能很贵,尤其是在婴儿快速成长和变化无常的情况下。

他说,购买二手衣服、玩具和设备是省钱和减少浪费的保证

Gumtree,易趣网、慈善商店和nearly-new salesare all great places to buy buggies, cots, bouncers and more.

别忘了,你也可以在事后把它卖出去,从而产生更大的影响。

7.Say no to stuff

有没有想过自从孩子出生后,如果玛丽近藤看到你的房子会哭?

宝宝好像带了那么多东西!但减少浪费的一个简单方法是问问自己是否真的需要它。

When it comes to enormous baby walkers, mini bath tubs and the majority of gadgets that swear they’ll make your baby sleep (they won’t), the answer is most likely ‘no’.

‘When you have a baby, everyone wants to buy you something,’ says Anna. ‘But what most parents really want is an hour off, so ask friends and relatives to take the baby for a walk around the park instead of another toy your baby isn’t going to use.’

8喝吧!

忘了你的可重复使用咖啡杯? Don’t panic! Instead of opting for a takeaway cup, simply take 10 minutes to yourself, sit down and drink in!

毕竟,你这么做不是为了放松,而是为了拯救地球。

我们为此干杯!

9减少你的浪费

Start with these simple steps and by the time your baby has started to toddle you'll be ready for even more zero-waste challenges.

发现你可以怎么走zero waste with your whole family.

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