SCOTTSDALE - Dyper has announced that it is now certified to the B Corporation standard, an accreditation that validates the responsible diapering company as achieving the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
With the average child using around 7,000 disposable diapers in their lifetime and more than 27 billion ending up in U.S. landfills each year, diapers rank as one of the leading contributors to landfill.
Most conventional diapers are constructed with nearly two disposable water bottles worth of plastic and can take up to 500 years to break down. Attempting to address this ecological problem is critical to the planet’s ecosystem.
Dyper is one of the few diapering companies to achieve B Corp certification after a rigorous, in-depth evaluation of the company’s impact on the environment, communities, customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders. Securing an overall score of 90.4, Dyper far exceeded the minimum score of 80 points on the assessment, proving it is taking the necessary steps to help reduce the impact of its industry.
“Dyper’s mission is to have a positive impact on the planet by reducing what we can and offsetting what we can’t,” said Sergio Radovcic, CEO of Dyper. “The B Corp certification proves that we are doing things the right way, not only for the babies today with diapers that perform well but for the babies in the future with less plastic, less waste, and less greenwashing.”
Throughout the supply chain and the life of its disposable diapers and wipes, Dyper is striving to create the closest-to-zero environmental impact diapering experience. Products are free of chlorine, latex, alcohol, lotions, TBT, and Phthalates. They're unprinted, unscented, soft to the touch, yet extremely durable and absorbent, and made with plant-based materials such as viscose from Bamboo. They’re also the first plastic-neutral diapers, with additional carbon offsets to help restoration efforts.
After a Dyper product is used, the certified bio-based diapers and wipes can be responsibly disposed of, for an additional fee, via the optional landfill avoidance program, Redyper. This service allows customers to further reduce the impact of the diapering journey through centralized collection and commercial composting. To date, Dyper has diverted more than ten million pounds of diaper waste from the nation’s landfills.