Another interesting industry tidbit that came to my attention from K+J:
Congratulations go to Funny Handel, GmbH, the German distributor of the Angelcare Captiva diaper disposal system, which was named a finalist in the 2006 Innovation Awards, World of Baby Care category. [Angelcare is a Canadian company based in Montreal, by the way.]
Unlike previous, inferior products, the Captiva doesn't twist each dirty diaper into its own airtight sausage; it seals the whole bag in an efficient, space-saving way.
Which may be why it appealed so much to the Playtex folks, who licensed the Captiva replace their Diaper Genie which, um, twisted each dirty diaper into an airtight sausage.