gCycle can change the world … and Fast Company thinks so too
Fast Company recognized gCycle, the new disposable diaper solution we are developing at g, as a finalist in their 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards. The awards honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity.
One messy issue facing humanity is dirty diapers. As of today, there are over 1 trillion dirty diapers sitting in American landfills, with 587 diapers being added every second. That is an additional 50 million diapers every single day in the US alone. And because diapers are made of plastic, they will be a burden to future generations for another 500 years. Yuck.
gDiapers has been developing the world’s first renewable diaper and end to end solution – gCycle – in an effort to end our dependence on plastic, for both our children’s health and for the health of our planet. Using Circular Economy Design principles, a used product is collected and becomes an ingredient in something much more valuable, eliminating the concept of waste from the outset.
For gCycle diapers, considered design and bio-based materials allow our used diapers to safely regenerate into valuable resources like soil, power and fuel.
Dirty diapers to clean energy. No waste. No landfill. No burden.
We think it is a pretty clever idea, and couldn’t be prouder that Fast Company agrees. Check out the full list of 2018 World Changing Ideas winners and the fabulous finalists here.