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Welsh councils are to become the first local authorities to send incontinence pants for recycling.

Posted Mar 23 2012 11:10am

Cardiff city council and Monmouthshire county council are to become the first UK local authorities to send disposable incontinence products for recycling. As of March 2012 the councils are to send absorbent hygiene products (AHP) – such as disposable incontinence pads , incontinence pants , feminine hygiene products and nappies – to recycling specialist Knowaste’s facility in West Bromwich in the Midlands as part of a six month trial.

The trial is designed to evaluate the level of demand from householders for the service and determine the most efficient ways of handling the AHP materials.

If successful it could lead to a contract being tendered for  the whole of Wales for such products.

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