About the speaker
LAVANDA offers a rental and laundry service of reusable nappies to public and private nurseries. Since 2009 they are serving over 40 public and private kindergartens of Bologna and its surroundings. They don’t produce nappies themselves, because their aim is to continuously improving their service, and working with different producers enables them to look for the best solutions. They wash and deliver nappies to kindergartens, and also repair and recycle them.
LAVANDA has three major principles:
- social: it gives opportunity for employment to disadvantaged people within the social cooperative
- preservation of our environment
- health of children.
The LAVANDA service embodies the concept of sustainable development according to the definition of ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives): “Development that provides environmental, basic social and economic services to all members of a community without threatening the operability of natural, urban and social systems”.