Reusable nappies: research

Provides commentary on a range of motivations and barriers associated with reusable nappies and makes a number of recommendations to encourage increased uptake among families in Scotland.


This report was funded by the Rural & Environmental Science and Analytical Services Division of the Scottish Government. The content of this report does not reflect the official opinion of the Scottish Government. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies entirely with the authors. The authors would like to thank those who took part in focus groups for their time and contributions.

Suggested citation

Colley, K., Conniff, A., Wooldridge, T., Bender, F. & Sandison, F. (2024) Research on understanding barriers to and promoting use of reusable nappies in Scotland. The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen.


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