Knowaste gets green light for Birmingham nappy recycling plant

The £12m plant in Tyseleywill recycle up to 36,000 tonnes of nappies and adult incontinence products a year into plastic cladding and roof tiles.

The Knowaste recycling process sanitises every nappy and turns them into materials which can be used as plastic cladding, roof tiles, bicycle helmets and plastic injection and extrusion products.

Sludge produced from the process will also be turned into green energy thanks to bio mass treatment creating methane gas.

The facility is duefor completion bythe end of the year with recycling starting in early 2010.

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