Hey Everyone, This is a great conversation and I thought I would add my two cents. Full disclosure though, I work for EarthBaby the compostable diaper service. We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The way our service works is once a week we drop off compostable diapers (Nature Babycare diapers) and pick up the soiled diapers (poop and all). We then transport the dirty diapers to a professional compost facility and turned into dirt in 14 weeks. Throughout the process the compost is monitored closely to ensure it reaches high enough temperatures to kill off the pathogens in the human waste. We make sure our customers know they cannot put their dirty diapers in a home compost pile or a municipal compost bin for environmental safety reasons. We really try to educate our customers that diapers that go to landfill do not break down in a reasonable time frame due to the lack of oxygen. In order for compostable diapers to breakdown into dirt they need to be composted professionally.
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