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Roof tiles will soon be made from recycled nappies
Article Type: Newsbriefs From: Structural Survey, Volume 28, Issue 2
Keywords: Nappies, Roof tiles, Sustainability
Knowaste, the recycling specialist, will open a plant next year and the roofing products will be made by Mailbox Mouldings and distributed by Knowaste’s spin-off company Small Planet Building Products. Until the plant is up and running, the tiles will use recycled plastic from a variety of sources. The roof tiles will be available in black, green, grey, red and brown. The recycling process turns the waste into plastic and cellulose organic residue for green energy. The plastic will also be used for decking and cladding.