Will and Kate touched by George's nappy gift
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked council officers in Carmarthenshire for a present sent to Prince George.
The authority sent the royal couple a real nappy trial pack after they became parents.
The waste and recycling team put together a special pack for the Royal prince to try to raise awareness on the benefits of real nappies.
The council says they are better for the environment and can save parents money compared to disposable nappies.
The council received a letter from the private secretary to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge which read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked me to write and thank you so much for the real nappy covers and liners, which you so kindly sent on the occasion of the birth of their son, Prince George.
"Their Royal Highnesses have been overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages and gifts they have received and the royal couple, their parents and families are so thrilled at this special time.
"The Duke and Duchess would have me send you their warmest thanks and best wishes."
Figures show that an estimated 200 million disposable nappies are thrown away in Wales each year, the equivalent of 38,000 tonnes of unnecessary waste going to landfill.
Executive board member for technical services Colin Evans said: "More and more parents are discovering the benefits of real nappies.
"We are trying to encourage more parents to give them a go instead of using disposables which end up in landfill and is bad for the environment."
For further information on real nappies visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/ recycling