Pilot 1 – Proof of performance

July 2024 - Exciting news! Last week we started the initial part of our first pilot! At first we worked with clean diapers, to check if all of our assumptions worked. We have separated the plastics from the pulp stream and deactivated the SAP's to be able to separate the fibres from the SAP's. Interesting stuff! Onwards to the second part of the pilot, when we will recycle used diapers....

Pilot 1 – Proof of performance

May 2024 - In the summer of 2024 we will realize a small-scale pilot plant together with two technology partners. During the test period we recycle both baby diapers and incontinence materials. The aim of the pilot is to show that we can separate the raw materials from used diapers and incontinence materials and convert them into plastics, fibers, SAP’s and waste water. We produce clean materials without pathogens or medicines. The recycling process consists of several steps and uses a minimal amount of heat and process water. Our technology is unique in that respect. We will probably be able to provide more information about the realization of our first pilot in September 2024.

EPR – Diapers and incontinence materials

July 2023 - On behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Rebel/Tauw agency conducted a study in 2023 into the possible introduction of an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for diapers and incontinence materials. The research clarifies what objectives and scope can be formulated, what the possible costs and returns are and what the roles and responsibilities of chain parties can be. You can download the Dutch document here.

It is our firm belief that the introduction of this EPR will bring the expansion of the capacity for diaper recycling a big step closer. Which also means: reusing plastics and wood fibers instead of incineration, plus a huge reduction in CO2 emissions!

Recycling used diapers? But must be safe!

Nov 2022 - Diapers and incontinence materials contain pathogens and medicine residues that people excrete through their urine and feces. That is why the Dutch National Health Organization RIVM has developed a step-by-step plan to achieve the safe reuse of recycled materials from diapers and incontinence materials. Because it is important that the recovered materials that we want to use for new products are completely safe for people and the environment. To assess this, the RIVM has developed the step-by-step plan. Obviously, this does not make the recycling of used diapers any easier. Fortunately, we have come up with suitable and innovative solutions for this, which make us unique worldwide.

https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/handreiking-voor-veilig-hergebruik-van-luier-en-incontinentiematerial

Diaper Recycling Europe: "100% recycling - 0% incineration"

70% less CO2

Of course it is great that we are able to recover the raw materials from diapers. But if the diaper recycling process turns out to be more environmentally damaging than burning diapers, we're still not doing it wisely. Do you agree? That is why we are very committed to reviewing every step of the process. An LCA from Deloitte has shown that our process emits 70% less CO2.

Qualitative output

We guarantee an extremely qualitative output. This is because we are able to separate the raw materials fairly precisely. We are unique in this respect. High-quality plastics, the fibres, plus SAP's that still absorb moisture after recovery. We do this with minimal use of chemicals. Would you like to know more about the exact quality of our output? Do not hesitate to contact us.