has submitted plans to build the U.K.'s largest diaper recycling plant in Hayes, the company has announced. Plans involve investing £14 million in the development of a state-of-the-art absorbent hygiene product (AHP) recycling facility on an industrial site on Uxbridge Road. The site is named Hayes 180
and is planned for launch in early 2017.
If approved, Hayes 180 would be the biggest plant of its kind in the U.K. The sustainable facility would process at least 36,000 tons of AHP waste per annum and create up to 20 new local jobs including administrative, site operative and technical positions.
The company believes this investment will have a positive local impact and looks forward to engaging local schools, businesses and residents to highlight the environmental benefits of Knowaste coming to their area. The company considers Hayes 180 the start of an exciting phase for Knowaste, and the area of West London offers a great foundation for the development of its technology.
The recycling of AHPs is considered to be the most sustainable solution to managing this specific waste, saving up to 70% of carbon dioxide emissions when compared to the usual disposal methods of landfill and incineration. The Knowaste process is able to recycle about 97% of the AHP product.
The new site is part of a larger program of site development the company plans to roll out across the U.K.