Our nappies are today made out of ~55% biodegradable material.
So why aren’t they 100% biodegradable?
Parents are asking for a product that lasts longer, keeps the baby drier and makes their life easier. Superior performance is the #1 asset for a nappy. Technology has responded with products that can accomplish this level of performance but require the use of chemicals and non-natural resources:
1) The Super Absorbent SAP (chemicals)
2) Stretchy elastic side panels ESP (plastic)
3) Glue (chemicals) Naty invests most of its resources to develop products that maintain premium performance while reducing its non-renewable content, toxicity and its environmental impact.
We will continue to work hard on this. If you remove the elastic back ears and the leg elastics, the nappy itself can be composted. However, in common with other brands, Naty nappies are unsuitable for home composting, and you should not attempt this. Nappies which contain human waste must never be composted in a home composting bin. This is clearly stated on our product packaging. Harmful bacteria in human waste must be subject to high temperatures for a long time to kill them off. It’s difficult to attain the necessary temperatures in a home composting bin. This problem can be solved successfully in larger installations.
For Example, EarthBaby Compostable Diaper Service in San Francisco, California has composted many millions of our nappies. Check out their website http://earth-baby.com/ for more information about their work!