Dycle Cycle

German Startup Dycle Turns Soiled Diapers into Fruit Trees

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Ayumi Matzusaka isn’t new to the biological recycling game — she has previously turned people’s urine into beer — but with her newly launched Berlin startup, Dycle, she is making her largest effort yet by asking parents to collect their children’s soiled diapers to recycle into growing food resources.

While the process involves more than just diaper waste, the biodegradable mixture will go towards producing fertile soil that will allow parents and local communities grow local food while cutting down on waste, such as diapers.

The process will take some time, but the hope is that one day a baby’s waste will turn into the nutrients for the growth of food they will eventual consume, such as fruit trees.

Sources: DycleVICE

Photo: Dycle

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