Nappies recycled into rooftiles

Knowaste diagram_nappy_composition_new.gifThe UK‘s first nappy (diaper) recycling plant is open in West Bromwich, and is set to be the first of five plants to take used nappies and turn them into rooftiles and jogging tracks, according to this article on MSN.

 

Over 1 million tonnes/year of absorbent hygiene products are generated in the UK, and the recycler Knowaste is already making collections from commercial facilities like hospitals and nursing homes. The plastics, super absorbent polymers (SAP) and fibre elements are stripped out, cleansed, granulated and turned into pellets, before being fabricated into new products.

 

Diagram: Knowaste

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