Nappy waste to make roofing tiles
Roof tiles will soon be made from recycled nappies when the Birmingham Knowaste plant opensKnowaste, the recycling specialist, will open the plant next year and the roofing products will be made by Mailbox Mouldings and distributed by Knowaste's spin-off company Small Planet Building Products. Until the plant is up and running, the tiles will use recycled plastic from a variety of sources. The roof tiles will be available in black, green, grey, red and brown.
The recycling process turns the waste into plastic and cellulose organic residue for green energy. The plastic will also be used for decking and cladding.
Roy Brown, president and chief executive of Knowaste, said: "More than 750,000 tonnes of nappy waste is disposed of in the UK each year - a figure that highlights the importance of developing alternative uses for post-consumer nappies.
"There is an obvious potential for synergy between the material waste produced by industry and householders and the raw materials required to produce construction products."
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