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Planet happy nappies... Marlene Sandberg on founding Naty

Naty's biodegradable Babycare Nappies won them a Junior Design Award for Best Eco Nappy. Naty founder Marlene Sandberg shares her inspiration

Posted: 30 May 2011
by Helen McKay-Ferguson

What inspired you to set up Naty?
When I was pregnant with my youngest son Edvard, I read in a newspaper article that said every Swedish baby produced half a ton of non-biodegradable nappy refuse a year. This shocked me into investigating the possibility of starting to produce an environmentally friendly nappy.

Why do you think becoming a parent is a good time to re-evaluate the consumer choices you make?
When you have a child you become more sensitive and eager to make the right decisions. I’m a big fan of the internet. Through it, parents can find the information they need to make the right choice.  

How do you think living in Sweden has helped Nay to grow?
Sweden is one of the few countries that has a ECO standard set by the government, and so eco businesses get some support at the national level. Journalists have also played a major role in helping to raise awareness. 

What’s the key to making a good eco product?
Anything eco needs to not just be sustainable, but to perform well, too.

If parents were to do one thing towards looking after the planet, would do you think it should be?
Buy eco organic products in all areas of the household. Increased demand means a larger market and therefore lower prices.

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Marlene, why do you say that you care about children but continue to make these nappies in Israel, a country that denies children freedom and the right to life based on the fact of their being Palestinian? Why not support all children everywhere and make these nappies in the EU? Eco-nappies are made in Europe already, so no need to finance Israeli Apartheid by investing in the Israeli economy.

Posted: 22/07/2011 at 14:35

I want free nappys

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 12:58

All, We just want to confirm that since early 2012 no diapers are being produced in Israel,
Naty Team

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 13:46

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