EcoSan are the first south-based business to offer sanitary, nappy and incontinence recycling in partnership with Knowaste, the UK’s first-ever facility for recycling nappies.

The new Knowaste plant represents a £5 million investment using state-of-the-art technology to recycle absorbent hygiene products ‘AHPs’. This pioneering technology will help Kent divert more waste from landfill, increase recycling rates and reduce carbon emissions.

Change to Ecosan was founded in 2007. The Ashford-based company offer green solutions for sanitary and nappy disposal and water supplies; eco-friendliness flows through everything they do. Working closely with Knowaste, they will be using a recycling process which is both kind to the environment and cost effective.

Sonja Wood, Director of EcoSan, explains this pioneering initiative: “We divert 98% of all sanitary and nappy waste from landfill. Other suppliers choose to landfill nappies, which take 500 years to breakdown, or use incineration facilities. We’re delighted to be first to offer this cost effective, environmentally-safe, recycling solution”.

EcoSan work closely with all their customers and partners to help reduce their carbon footprint and meet recommended  government directives for landfill by recycling nappies, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products.

Roy Brown, CEO of Knowaste, said: “Through developing partnerships with green suppliers such as EcoSan to tackle recycling AHP waste, we are able to help both commercial operators and local authorities to cut carbon emissions, increase recycling and divert waste from landfill.”

Sonja Wood continued: “We’re passionate about the environment and choose to source greener solutions wherever possible, helping our clients to get the best from our services without it costing the Earth! In the UK, more than 1 million tonnes of AHP waste is generated annually, much of which is landfilled, a significant amount of which is produced by the commercial sector. We’re determined to reduce this figure whilst helping cut our customers’ carbon output and saving them money.”