The article describes the experience of the introduction of reusable incontinence diapers held in the nursing home Pare Batllori of Barcelona between 2006 and 2009. Different types of diapers existing on the market are described, as well as the characteristics of their implementation in the residence (number of participants, type of washing required, logistics, etc.), along with costs and results. Finally, the possibilities of extending the experience to other nursing homes are evaluated.


Maria Calaf | Ignasi Puig




Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie

bibliographical reference

Calaf Forn, M., Puig Ventosa, I. (2012) “A Catalan residence for elderly people tests reusable nappies”. Recueil des Interventions. 1éres Rencontres européenenes de la prévention des déchets (Recull d’intervencions. 1ª Trobada europea per la prevenció de residus). ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie). Paris.