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Meet the #EWWRAwards Finalists: Polish Zero Waste Association on Reusable Diapers

The EWWR Awards finalists have been announced! In each category, the Jury has selected their top 3 finalists . The winners will be revealed on 15 May in Brussels during the EWWR Awards Ceremony. In the days and weeks to come, we will introduce you the nominees one by one. Today, we would like you to present you the action organised by the Polish Zero Waste Association to promote reusable diapers in the country through a Q&A with volunteer Sylwia Sikorska.



What did the action you organised consist of?

We organised 25 workshops on reusable diapers in 22 cities in Poland. Additionally, we had six live streams on Facebook about the different aspects of using cloth diapers and we promoted them in 30 online stores.

How did you come up with the idea?

I tried to use cloth diapers with my older daughter but, because of the lack of proper information, I failed. With my second child, I did better research and I was successful.

However, I learned that there are many misconceptions about cloth diapers, which are the result of a lack of knowledge about the subject. Some of them are very misleading and not fair. I wanted to change that and show parents that reusable diapers are more ecological, cheaper and healthier for children.

When I met a few activists, I realized that we must join forces and, with the help of the Polish Zero Waste Association that I was already a member of, we educated parents using social media.

Why is waste reduction important for you and your organisation?

The mission of our organisation is to promote zero waste. We want to create a world without waste and educate Poles about waste reduction.

Where can people reach you if they have questions?

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HelloWielo

Email: Sylwia.sikorska [AT} zero-waste.pl

Telephone: +48 506 44 55 59

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