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Montreal borough doesn't like store-bought diapers

Municipality offers young families $100 to switch to cloth

A Montreal borough is declaring war on Pampers and Huggies, too.

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is offering young families $100 rebates to switch to cloth diapers.

The borough is trying to keep diapers out of landfills. It's investing $8,000 in the program and telling residents they can save up to $1,000 a year by switching to cloth diapers.

“The program supports two of our priorities” borough councilor Karine Boivin Roy told the CBC. “It supports families and their children in our borough. And as well, it’s a matter of protecting the environment.”

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve isn’t the first Montreal municipality to offer incentives to switch to cloth diapers. Verdun, Ville-Marie and Vaudreuil-Dorion already offer such programs.

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