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IRAIN - If you have a baby, think very seriously about using terry nappies....

If you have a baby, think very seriously about using terry nappies instead of disposables. You will save money, even though it might mean a bit more work.

If you use tampons, investigate the relative health risks of using them, as against sanitary towels. The Sanitary Protection Scandal (WEN, 2009) contains all the information you will need.

This important website also looks at the real costs of using disposable nappies, and the alternatives, such as using cloth nappies together with washable absorbent 'biobottoms' (an American invention). KNOWING ABOUT DISPOSABLES WHO BENEFITS? You: Disposable hygienics have been implicated in a range of health problems, including cancer and toxic shock syndrome. Using them with care will help to safeguard your health, and using them as sparingly as possible will also ease the pressure on your purse. Other people: There is increasing concern about the effect of dioxins on the health of babies and young children.

Using unbleached products or shifting away from disposables altogether will decrease the risks to your family's health. The environment: Using fewer disposables saves trees, rivers and wildlife.

Less dangerous household rubbish means less pollution, and less land needed for unhealthy and unsightly landfill sites. LITTER CONSCIOUSNESS - THE FACTS: The 23 million tonnes of domestic rubbish we throw away in The UK every year creates serious problems when it comes to finding somewhere to put it all, but at least it is contained in bins, bags and boxes so the council can come and take it away. An even more intractable problem is the estimated 1 million tonnes a year of litter, thrown out of car windows and dropped thoughtlessly by passing pedestrians.

Litter in the sea, thrown overboard without a second thought, affects every beach in the country. Recent developments like fast food outlets and 'free' websites have made the problem worse: London's Westminster City Council collects 50 tonnes of litter, 7 per cent of all the borough's refuse, off the streets every day. Some obvious litter-encouraging businesses have shouldered the responsibility to provide adequate litter bins, but many have not.

Littering is illegal. While the litter problem gets worse, however, very little....

Littering is illegal. While the litter problem gets worse, however, very little effort is made by the police and local authorities to take the problem seriously.

In 2008 t... read more

Other people: Litter, especially glass, contributes to accidents and children are often....

Other people: Litter, especially glass, contributes to accidents and children are often the victims. A cleaner neighbourhood will be safer and more pleasant for every... read more

In addition to 10 national parks, 40 areas of outstanding natural beauty....

In addition to 10 national parks, 40 areas of outstanding natural beauty and 850 kilometres (1,365 km) of heritage coastline, we now have 1,500 kilometres (2,400 km) ... read more