Nappies to Roof tiles
Company recycles disposable nappies into building products
Environmentalists have called disposable nappies the convenience curse of the 21st century.
Washable nappies are not an option for most busy parents. As a result, more than a million tonnes of nappy waste is generated in the UK every year.
A Canadian company, Knowaste, opens it’s UK Nappy recycling plant in the North of England today and plans another 5 over the next 4 years.
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More than a million tonnes of such waste is generated in the UK every year, much of which goes into landfill or for incineration.
A Canadian company, Knowaste, plans to develop a total of five nappy recycling plants across the UK over the next four years.
The firm's chief executive officer Roy Browne said: "This first site in West Bromwich represents the beginning of a £25m overall investment in the UK.
"It will produce capacity for handling about a fifth of the absorbent hygiene products waste stream - equating to a saving of 110,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year."
Commercial waste operators will deliver to the site from hospitals, nursing facilities and child care nurseries.