Just a quick note about how to recycle some of the packaging for disposable diapers.  I got a very quick response from Pampers when I asked about their packaging.  Here is how it breaks down:

For the wipes:

Tubs:  Plastic (polypropylene). Recycle code #5.
Recycling symbol and number is under the label on the bottom in the corner.

Refills:  No specific plastic. Recycle code #7.

Clear Overwrap on Tubs:  Low density polyethelene.
Recycle code #4.

For the diapers:

Plastic Bag:  Plastic (polyethelene). Recycle code: #4 LDPE.

Cardboard Cases:  Corrugated cardboard

Please let me know if you have any questions about the codes above.  At least I can recycle some of the packaging that I didn’t know about before.

11 replies
  1. Anonymous says:

    Even better you can get the reusable diapers at Whole foods that are adjustable as your baby grows. . .The lining is interchangeable. Buy a few dozen linings along with the shell and I think you'll still save big-time, not including environmental impact.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can take this a step further, i am involved in a new machine in the UK that can make cycle helmets, garden furniture and roof tiles out of recycled babies disposable nappies, the recycling bag takes wipes and the little sacks you put them in the bin in, i am based in the midlands so could be very useful to serious recycling mums! Chris Bx I chose annonymous because i don't know how to fill the things in

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am looking for recycling plants the have diaper repro in a pellet form so that we can use it in our process.

  4. Sarah says:

    That made no sense to me?! Tubs? And code 5? I want to know if the pampers plastic packaging is recyclable and also the pampers wipes too. Thank you

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