Who are we and what are we aiming for?

Diaper Recycling Europe, together with its technology partners, offers a patented process for recycling diapers and other incontinence material. This unique process guarantees high-quality residual flows. Diaper Recycling Europe provides the knowledge and project management to realize and operate the recycling installation. Always in collaboration with local and regional partners. We estimate that approximately 4 regional recycling plants are required in the Netherlands. In Europe this is tenfold. With which we want to say: there is still a lot of potential untapped!


Diaper Recycling Europe is founded in 2020 by Edwin Verhoef. Stephan Peters joined the team in 2021. Stephan has a longtime experience in diaper recycling, since he was the Operational Manager of the Knowaste factory in The Netherlands from 1996-2005. Edwin is a seasoned manager who is committed to leaving a greener world for our children.

Shared Vision

We believe that the use of disposable diapers and other incontinence pads will continue to increase in Europe and worldwide in the coming years. This puts enormous pressure on the processing of this waste stream. We strongly believe that diaper recycling is a clean and economical sound activity. Plus that this is a considerably better option than incinerating diapers for energy recovery.

Technology Partners

As for the recycling technology, we have developed our own recycling technology. Our technology is based on the objective to reclaim clean materials from used diapers: fibres, plastics and SAP's. And with clean we mean: free from pathogens and free from medicines. We strive for the reuse of the raw materials in new products. That's where the knowledge and experience of our technology partners come into play. They are experts in the field of the decontamination and the engineering, construction and realization of the recycling installation.

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