19 Sep '11, 10am

Can You Build a House Out of...Dirty Diapers?

Can You Build a House Out of...Dirty Diapers?

Even the most dedicated reuse enthusiast would have trouble repurposing dirty diapers. But thanks to an innovative recycler, they may soon be used for green building. A recycling company plans to open five facilities in the U.K. that will recycle used diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products to create building materials like roofing shingles and synthetic wood. Knowaste , a Canadian recycler that specializes in absorbent hygiene product (AHP) waste, celebrated the opening of its first U.K. plant this week, according to an article published by The Guardian on Monday. The first site, located in West Bromwich, England, is the beginning of a £25 million Knowaste investment project, in which all five facilities will be constructed across the U.K. over the next four years. Each facility will be capable of processing 36,000 tons of AHP waste annually, according t...

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