Breaking News

Knowaste service to launch in South Africa

April 21, 2014

Recycling plant expected to launch in 2017.

Knowaste will launch its absorbent hygiene product (AHP) recycling service in South Africa as it continues its campaign to tackle the global issue of diaper waste.

The first AHP recycling plant will be established in the Modrand area, in the Gauteng province, and is expected to launch in early 2017.

The Gauteng region has been selected for the new site because it is the economic hub of South Africa and has the highest population density per square meter in the country. Gauteng currently generates in excess of 1.7 billion diapers per year alone, excluding female hygiene and adult incontinence products.

Knowaste’s plans tie into the South African Government’s ongoing review of waste reduction, recycling and recovery of waste as part of its environmental policy in order to address landfill gas emissions and pressures on water resources.

"AHP waste is a major problem in South Africa, as it is globally,” says Lance Anderson, Knowaste business development director for South Africa. “Bringing Knowaste’s recycling process to the country marks a major step in reducing South Africa’s dependency on landfill and offers the opportunity to promote its green credentials.”

Once the plant has been established, Knowaste plans to develop an additional three sites in South Africa by 2022.

Related Application:

Related Other:

  • The Year That Was 2016

    The Year That Was 2016

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||December 1, 2016
    The year 2016 included investments, new product development and an entrepreneurial spirit in nonwovens that will surely impac

  • Airlaid Market Readies For New Investment

    Airlaid Market Readies For New Investment

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||October 11, 2016
    After years of caution, manufacturers brace for new capacity.

  • Raw Material Round Up

    Raw Material Round Up

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||June 9, 2016
    Suppliers to nonwovens manufacturers continue to innovate.