Nest Baby Diapers are made primarily of wood pulp, bio-films, biomass SAP, SAP*, polyethylene* and polypropylene* which undergoes a 2-step degradation process. *Not all of the materials used in Nest Diapers compost. These items need to be manually removed, (i.e. fastening system, leg gathers). Nest Also is packaged in paper not plastic for better environmental impact.
The moisture and heat in the compost pile split the polymer chains apart, creating smaller polymers, and finally, lactic acid.
Microorganisms in compost and soil consume the smaller polymer fragments and lactic acid as nutrients. Since lactic acid is widely found in nature, a large number of organisms metabolize lactic acid.
The end result of composting is carbon dioxide, water and humus, a soil nutrient. This degradation process is temperature and humidity dependent. The non-biodegradable materials are screened out for recycling and or proper disposal.
Warning: Please do not dispose of Nest Diapers in your home compost pile. Nest Diapers need to be properly commercially composted to degrade.