Clean, Green, Future Project Moves Forward
The Dyfodol Gwyrdd Glân’/’Clean Green Future’ project, is taking a leap forward as it invites businesses to take part in our procurement.
This innovative project, is working with and on behalf of Welsh Local Authorities and the Welsh Government to develop and deliver an affordable, sustainable treatment and recycling solution for absorbent hygiene product (AHP) waste in Wales. The project has listened to the feedback received from a number of leading recycling professionals and businesses to develop our approach to the market.
The partnership, which has been established between the Welsh Government and Local Authorities, aims to look at a waste stream that has previously been seen as difficult to recycle and seeks to deliver an affordable and sustainable treatment and recycling solution for absorbent hygiene product waste in Wales.
As a nation, Wales continues to lead the way in household waste recycling, being 3rd place in the world and committed to building a circular economy and go beyond recycling.
Over 9% of household residual waste is made up of nappies and other absorbent hygiene products (AHP) and the ‘Dyfodol Gwyrdd Glân’/‘Clean Green Future’ project team is looking to procure a recycling solution for this waste type.
It is estimated that there is around 40,000 tonnes of AHP materials, which includes disposable nappies and incontinence products, in the residual waste stream in Wales. This equates to a staggering 200 million nappies a year and over half a million a day. A number of Welsh local authorities have been recycling their Absorbent Hygiene Products for a few years and this project now aims to build on this by providing a sustainable all Wales treatment and recycling solution that councils in Wales can utilise.