Did you know?
- Until a child is toilet trained, he or she will use approximately 6,000 diapers, which represents up to one tonne of waste.
- Disposable diapers are made of plastic (derived from crude oil) and cellulose (derived from wood). For one child, this is equivalent to half a barrel of crude oil and four and a half trees. Disposable diapers also require large quantities of water to be produced.
- One washable diaper is equivalent to around 300 disposable diapers.
The City of Pointe-Claire has implemented a new pilot project offering grants of up to $200 for the purchase of reusable diapers, feminine hygiene products, and incontinence products.
The amount of the grant can reach up to $200 and covers washable diapers, washable swim diapers, waterproof bags, and fabric to make diapers.
Feminine hygiene and incontinence products
The amount of the grant can reach up to $100 and covers menstrual underwear and cups, washable sanitary napkins, reusable tampon applicators, washable underwear and liners for urinary leaks and incontinence, waterproof bags, and fabric to make underwear and liners for urinary leaks and incontinence.
How to obtain the grant
You must fill out a form in advance or in person.