FAQ - frequently asked questions

I want to participate! When do we start? What are the costs?

Currently we are preparing for the start. Therefore we can't announce details and a timeline yet. If you are interested in DYCLE and would like to stay informed, please subscribe to our mailing list.


I don't live in Berlin. Can I still participate?

We want to build the first group of parents in Berlin. If everything runs smoothly we will document and describe the proceedings in detail so they can be used and adapted everywhere. However, we can't say exactly when this will happen.

Please bear with us!


We have a garden and could do the composting by ourselves. Is that possible?

Having a compost in your garden is a good idea! Our aim is to create communities in neighbourhoods that will do the DYCLE diaper cycle together. The distribution and collection of diapers would be most efficient if it happens self-organized. The actual transformation to soil substrate will be done by specialists to ensure quality and success. Please understand that we currently can not offer any individual training on this matter.

We will document all proceedings so others can follow once we are satisfied with the whole process.


Where can I buy those diapers? Which product do you recommend?

Our first concern is health of the babies. That is why we have strict criteria for the diaper materials  (e.g. Non-chemically treated absorption material, Non food source, 100% renewable source, non-irritant). At the same time we studied carefully how these materials could support the fertilizing top soil quality in the end. When we realized that there was no diaper available in the market that met our criteria, we decided to combine our extensive search for materials into a product design that generates an extraordinarily rich soil.


What kind of diapers are suitable? Can I use normal disposable diapers?

Please be aware of that some of the diapers available in the market are called "bio-degradable" but need a certain process in order to degrade (minimum temperature, other conditions). Those diapers can't be used in our process.


I like the idea very much! How can I help?

Thank you! First of all, tell your friends!
You can follow us on Facebook if you like: www.facebook.com/dycle.diapers.cycle/

If you live in Berlin and you want to get involved, please contact us at hello@dycle.org