Torbay Council has won a Green Apple environmental award for its work promoting the use of real nappies as an alternative to disposable nappies.
It is the seventh year running that The Green Organisation has recognised Torbay’s success in promoting imaginative recycling initiatives.
Working with local real nappy advisors, Sure Start, Devon County Council and neighbouring district councils, Torbay has run various events to show residents how easy it is to use real nappies instead of disposables.
Torbay Council’s Recycling Officer, Carol Arthur, was presented with the Green Apple award at a ceremony at the House of Commons.
As well as running road shows and “nappuccino coffee mornings,” Torbay Council is offering 20% off when residents buy real nappies from one of the Devon real nappy advisors in the Bay.
For more details about the real nappies initiative and other recycling schemes, check out the Recycling (waste) pages of the council website.
Previous Green Apples have been awarded to Torbay Council for its recycling work with schools and other community organisations, and its efforts to promote reusable shopping bags and the recycling of such products as cans and batteries.
The Green Organisation is an independent environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.