Comparative mLCA on waste treatment of diaper and incontinence material Revised

For the purpose of transition towards a Circular Economy the following developments are reason to perform this study:

  • Within the framework of the project ‘High Quality Recycling’ a Multi-cycle LCA method is developed to distinguish between more and less high-quality recycling.
  • In the Dutch National Waste Management Plan (Landelijk Afvalbeheerplan; LAP) the intention is included to steer on treatment methods by a Minimum Standard.
  • There are various initiatives in the market for the treatment of used diapers.

The aim of this research is to compare the various initiatives by using the above-mentioned method (Multi-cycle LCA). The result of the study serves as an environmental basis for the future Minimum Standard for diapers in the LAP.

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