International waste-to-product company, Renewi plc and Essity, a leading hygiene and health company, are developing an innovative solution for the processing of used baby nappies and incontinence materials from the care sector and municipalities in the Netherlands. Renewi and Essity, a producer of well-known branded products such as TENA and Libero, are developing a sustainable solution to recycle nappies and incontinence materials in an effort to reduce the amount of these products sent to incineration in the Netherlands each year. Currently, about 400,000 tons of absorbent products, between 5-8% of residual waste, is sent to incineration per year. The recycling of these nappies and incontinence materials would make a significant contribution to the ambitious goals of the Dutch government which aims to increase recycling rates for household waste to 75% in 2020 and to achieve a full circular economy without any waste by 2050. Read more.
Source: Nonwovens Industry, July 5, 2018