New Diaper Recycling Technology to be Launched

Smallplanet, a Canadian company, this summer will launch a disposable diaper recycling program. Smallplanet will use the services of Knowaste, which has patented technologies for the recycling of absorbent hygiene products. The Knowaste processors will sanitize the diaper material and mechanically separate the individual components so the wood pulp and plastic can be recycled. The recycled wood pulp can be used in many different applications, including wallpaper, shoe insoles and oil filters. The recycled plastic can be used in the production of plastic wood, roof shingles and vinyl wood siding. Knowaste has proven in its European operations that a viable and profitable market exists for the recycled end products. :: Knowaste and Smallplanet. [by Justin Thomas]