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Dirty diaper, clean conscience: Get your disposable nappies collected for composting

March 17, 2020

For those parents who value the convenience of disposable diapers—but also care about the environment—now there’s a company that will sell you clean nappies, and collect the dirty ones for recycling and composting.

Instead of throwing thousands of disposable diapers into the landfill every year, where they will take 500 years to biodegrade, parents can just ship their babies’ dirty diapers off in the box-or use a local composter. Then, they can wash their hands of the whole situation, reports the Good News Network.

But first, they’ll need to switch to the biodegradable diapers sold by a company called Dyper—which are ordered online (at $68 per for up to 260 diapers, depending on the size) and shipped free to the buyer.

Founded in 2014 and based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, the privately held company—now operating in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy—offers diapers largely constructed of 100% bamboo.

The company has teamed up with New Jersey-based TeraCycle, founded in 2001, which brags that, to date, it has helped over 202 million people in 21 countries to collect and recycle waste.

According to the Good News Network, the unique recycling program aptly called “ReDyper” starts with a subscription, and includes boxes and bags that meet the United Nations Hazmat shipping specifications, as well as prepaid shipping labels to make the whole process as easy as possible.

After they arrive at TerraCycle’s facilities, they go on to industrial composting facilities that TerraCycle partners with to be turned mostly into compost for things like the landscaping on highway median strips.

“We talked to many moms [who] wish that they had that opportunity to compost, because they’re living in New York City in an apartment on the 24th floor and they have no option to do that,” said Taylor Shearer, content manager at Dyper.

Because 3.5 million tons of diapers are tossed into the trash every year, any diaper recycling program is sorely needed—and welcome as a newborn baby.

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Need to escape reality? See the new Dr. Seuss exhibit

October 31, 2019

Oh, the places you’ll go in a new imaginative, immersive, and interactive Dr. Seuss exhibit! It has taken more than two years of hard work to create the Dr. Seuss Experience, but the 15,000-square-foot traveling showcase opened in Toronto on October 26—and soon the one-of-a-kind installation will embark on a tour across North America, the Good News Network reports..

After its premiere in Canada, the fanciful exhibit—which was developed by the entertainment company Kilburn Live in collaboration with Dr. Seuss Enterprises—is set to make stops in Seattle, Boston, and Houston, with further dates to be announced.

Each space in the installation brings to life themes inspired by nine of the author’s most-beloved children’s stories—among them, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat. Among the highlights is an interconnected maze, filled with thousands of suspended balloons representing different Dr. Seuss stories, and inspired by the author’s second best-selling book of all-time: Oh The Places You’ll Go!

The price of admission in the United States will be $22 for children and $26.50 for adults. For General Admission and Super-Stoo-Pendus Tickets, visitors do need to reserve a date and time. ( Super-Stoo-Pendus Tickets allow you to enjoy The Dr. Seuss Experience without the crowds! Tickets in these time blocks are strictly limited in quantity.) The journey through the land of Dr. Seuss will probably take your family from one hour up to 90 minutes. The exhibit will run through January 5, 2020.

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