Since 2005 in the US and 2013 in the UK and EU, gDiapers have been pioneers in eco-friendly baby diapers. They offer parents the world's first Cradle to Cradle™ certified diapers allowing them to be home composted (wet ones only). The product is available in major online retailers in those three markets.
Today gDiapers is working on the next generation of products they call gCycle: a new service that includes a 100% compostable diaper allowing childcare centres to divert 80% of their waste stream, currently made up of diapers & food waste, from landfill to valuable compost.
In the current ‘take, make and waste’ linear process, diapers are manufactured using non-renewable oil, which is used to manufacture the polypropylene plastic that makes up 80% of a diaper. After use, diapers are sent to landfill, where they can remain for up to 500 years. Diapers are the 3rd biggest single product waste contributor to landfill globally.
The gCycle solution replaces the oil based plastic with non-GMO corn biofilm, creating a compostable product that rather than being sent to landfill can be used to create compost, adding additional revenue streams for childcare centres. The service has been piloted in two childcares centres in Australia for the past 5 years along with additional testing in childcare centres in Vancouver, Canada.