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Compostable diaper partnership launches


SCOTTSDALE, AZ.,  Dyper and TerraCycle have teamed up to offer a compostable diaper. The diaper subscription service will now allow users to return soiled diapers for composting. 

Though composting Dyper diapers at home has always been possible, the TerraCycle partnership allows users to skip the DIY and help ensure that their used diapers don’t add to the more than 20 billion diapers filling landfills in the U.S. yearly.

“It wasn’t easy to develop the most fully compostable diaper ever created,” said Sergio Radovcic, CEO of Dyper.

“But we are thrilled that our partnership with TerraCycle will make it easy for families to keep their used diapers out of landfills.”

Dyper subscribers that opt-in to the REDYPER program are provided with bags and a specially designed box engineered to the strictest United Nations Haz Mat shipping standards.

When the box is full, subscribers can download a prepaid shipping label from the Dyper Composting Program page found on the TerraCycle website for easy return of their soiled diapers for composting. The waste composted through this program will be used in specialized applications, such as for vegetation in highway medians.

“As the first of its kind initiative, the REDYPER Program offers consumers a unique opportunity to responsibly dispose of their soiled diapers, as well as minimize their environmental impact by composting them through TerraCycle,” said Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle.

“We are pleased to partner with Dyper to drive awareness of this ground-breaking program.”

Along with being compostable under the right conditions, Dyper’s product is made from responsibly-sourced bamboo and free of chlorine, latex, alcohol, perfumes, lotions, PVC, TBT, or Phthalates. The entire diaper journey is counterbalanced through carbon offsets purchased by Dyper on behalf of subscribers.