Energy-efficient recycling of waste diapers

Alkyl Recycling is developing a unique, sustainable, and energy-efficient recycling process for absorbent hygiene products like baby diapers. A single baby uses between 6-10 diapers daily. This amounts to an estimated 450 billion diapers used annually worldwide. However, a majority of these waste diapers end up in landfills or incineration plants. Both of these approaches are not environmentally friendly. Alkyl Recycling is applying mild chemistry to recycle and recover diaper material for reuse with the aim of closing the loop of this vital but stubborn commodity.

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