The Boiling Point Podcast

Diaper Different

 

Introducing Jason Graham-Nye and gDiapers 

We all have met (or have been) that first time parent who goes above-and-beyond to do and be the very best for their new bundle of joy; They feed the best food, give all the proper brain stimulation, and give all the love a little one could ask for. However, many of these same people will draw the line when it comes to the choice of whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. One option seems time consuming and gross and the other option can be equally gross and bad for the environment. Luckily, today’s Boiling Point guest has a better option, which takes the positives of both previous choices and removes the downside.

Jason Graham-Nye is the president and co-founder of gDiapers. Around 15 year ago, Jason and his wife were about to have their first child and realized that as parents they would be leaving this planet to the next generation. It has been said that it takes a diaper 500 years to biodegrade, that there is the equivalent to a cup of oil in each diaper, and 50 million disposable diapers are used every day in the United States. Jason and his wife decided to try a product they found from Tasmania and after being customers they bought the rights to sell it in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Today, gDiapers is a B Corp company that continues to innovate and make a real impact with every newborn they touch.

Check out this week’s episode to see a great example of a triple bottom line business in action.

 

In this episode 

  • Monica Adair is back filling in for Greg Hemmings one more time.
  • We are reminded that Dave will soon have another bundle of joy.
  • Jason introduces himself and we hear how he went from being a Japanese teacher and stockbroker to a diaper baron.
  • Jason gives us the shocking statistics on disposable diapers and exactly how bad they are for our environment.
  • We hear how this business provides both money and meaning to both Jason and his wife.
  • There is a discussion of how parenthood opens up a whole new world of guilt but how gDiapers could save a parent a bit of environmental guilt.
  • Jason tells us how gDiapers and the B Corp philosophy was such a great match.
  • Jason also tells us a brief history on disposable products and why it has taken us so long to come up with a better disposable diaper.
  • We learn how gDiapers redefine convenience and remove guilt for a new parent.
  • Jason also tells us about his innovative gCycle product that is currently in development.
  • We also have a discussion on how and why B Corps can have difficulty finding investment.

 

Links

- gDiapers' Website

- gDiapers on Amazon and Amazon Canada

- gDiapers on Facebook

- gDiapers on Twitter

- gDiapers on Instagram

- gCycle Website

- Jason on Linked In

 

 

Direct download: BP139JasonGraham-Nye.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT