Watford could be home to new Knowaste nappy recycling plant

Paul Richardson, business development director at Knowaste.

Paul Richardson, business development director at Knowaste.

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A new nappy recycling plant capable of handling more than 36,000 tonnes of waste could be coming to Watford.

Knowaste, which launched the first recycling facility in the UK for absorbent hygiene products in 2011, is looking at Watford as a possible location for a new larger site.

The new facility would recycle products such as nappies, which can be used to create an additive for concrete production, extrusion products, plastic sheets, flood defence systems and even containers for used disposable nappies.

The site will include facilities for washing, separation and drying processes.

Paul Richardson, business development director at Knowaste, said: "The location of the new facility is critical and Watford is one place we are looking at. We want to find an optimal site close to sources of sustainable heat, power and water that is also optimally located for us to meet the demands of local authorities and hygiene companies".

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2:58pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Andrew Turpie says...

Town hall would be the best place to set up, they've experience in keeping churning out the same old sh!t there.
Town hall would be the best place to set up, they've experience in keeping churning out the same old sh!t there. Andrew Turpie
  • Score: 15

3:29pm Thu 30 Jan 14

E.Coli says...

dam you beat me to it
dam you beat me to it E.Coli
  • Score: 4

3:29pm Thu 30 Jan 14

E.Coli says...

Andrew Turpie wrote:
Town hall would be the best place to set up, they've experience in keeping churning out the same old sh!t there.
dam you beat to it
[quote][p][bold]Andrew Turpie[/bold] wrote: Town hall would be the best place to set up, they've experience in keeping churning out the same old sh!t there.[/p][/quote]dam you beat to it E.Coli
  • Score: 5

4:48pm Thu 30 Jan 14

not a regular says...

Diaperbolical.
Diaperbolical. not a regular
  • Score: 3

8:32pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Andrew1963 says...

Nappies can be recycled into flood defence systems You would never believe it.
Nappies can be recycled into flood defence systems You would never believe it. Andrew1963
  • Score: 0

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