IT'S going to be a very 'Terry' Christmas and a 'nappy' New Year for 10 Wrexham families.
They have been selected for Wrexham Council's latest environmental project, encouraging the use of real, or Terry towelling, nappies.
Ten families were chosen to trial the nappies for a month, complete with the services of Wrexham's new Real Nappy Laundry.
It is estimated Wrexham residents throw away approximately 12 million disposable nappies into landfill sites every year.
These nappies are estimated to take around 500 years to decompose and producing one in the first place takes one cupful of crude oil, a non-renewable resource.
The scheme will see clean cotton nappies dropped off at each of the participating homes, along with waterproof wraps, a nappy bin, nappy sacks and biodegradable liners.
Each week the soiled nappies will be collected from a convenient place and taken to the laundry for washing before they are returned to the householder freshly-laundered the following week.
All the winners had to explain specifically why they wanted to trial a real nappy service and responses ranged from wanting to reduce waste to trying an alternative to disposables that they have used in the past.
The trial is part of Wrexham Council's Real Nappy Awareness Campaign, part of its commitment to reduce the massive amount of disposable nappies that is sent to landfill every year.
For more information about using real nappies either through a laundry or to purchase your own for home laundering, contact Wrexham's Community Recycling and Waste Education Officer Catherine Knight on 01978 297016 or by email at email@example.com.