Letter: Nappies: a plastic peril?

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The Independent Online
Sir: Could someone please explain to me just how "clean" re-usable nappies are? No-one seems to mention what happens to the vile chemicals used to sanitise them. Neither does anyone take account of the pollution created at power stations to deliver "clean" electricity to heat water to amazing temperatures to wash them.

Do any of these re-usable nappies get a quick spin (electricity/gas again) to fluff them up? Do any of these parents resort to the tumble drier or central heating radiators (driven by fuels that change our atmosphere) after the sort of wet week I've just had?


High Peak, Cumbria