Nappy nightmare over

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Knowaste, a Canadian company which recycles disposable nappies and other waste products in the US is set to invest £20 million in a UK version of the recycling plant within the next 5 years.

About 750,000 tonnes of nappy waste is thought to be created in the UK each year and it is thought that the new facility, destined for Birmingham, will be capable of converting 4% of this nappy waste into plastic, cladding and roof tiles, with an aim to eventually recycle up to 13%.

The site will predominantly process nappies, bed liners and incontinence products from commercial sectors but plans to eventually target the domestic market.

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