A waste disposal option ALL brands of disposable nappies, sanitary and incontinence products.
The use of Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) is increasing around the world. Unfortunately, increased use brings increased waste from such products going to landfill.
As new owners of Envirocomp we have reviewed the current business and the potential for the business in today’s fast changing environment and have decided to take the company in a new direction over the next 12 months.
This will result in a movement from the current technology to a more cost effective technology that will create greater efficiencies and achieve reusable by-products that will remove this waste-stream 100% from landfill. Unfortunately, this will result in a transition period during conversion of technologies, resulting in the waste collected needing to be disposed of in landfill, effective now, for a relatively short period of time. However, the longer term benefits of what we propose far out way the interim disruption to our long-term environmental objectives. We are reviewing both current sites in Christchurch and Wellington and are also looking at expansion further north before expanding globally. This may involve change but hopefully only minimal change.
Whilst the interim measures taken may be outside of our longer term objectives we are of the strong belief that we are recreating something very sustainable and environmentally unique. We have already led the world with the current Envirocomp model which is now operating in the UK and the new technology will not only accommodate nappies and sanitary waste but also two other bad waste streams that are currently going to landfill. We are working with new partners that have already pioneered this technology for use on these waste streams and we are in the process of commercialising the business – starting with a large Christchurch based plant. The financial cost of establishing the new plant and the wind down of the current Envirocomp plants has meant we have had to make some sacrifices for the longer term benefits to the environment.