Following its first year of operation Envirocomp’s plant in Rochester, UK has composted 4.6 million nappies. Equating to approximately 700 tonnes these nappies, which would normally have gone to landfill and left to degenerate, are now being used for land restoration.
It is estimated that disposable nappies can take from 250 to 500 years to decompose, so the ability to divert nappies from landfill is good for the environment and good for future generations.
2014 was Envirocomp’s first year of commissioning and operation. The number of nappies being composted is set to increase in 2015. Further Envirocomp plants are also under development.