Recycled nappies fuel power stations
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Nappy power plant converts tonnes of waste into energy

A multi-million pound plant has opened in West Bromwich to convert tonnes of used nappies, sanitary protection and incontinence pads into fuel for power stations.

The LifeCycle plant, operated by PHS group, claims to be the first of its kind and aims to process 45,000 tonnes of nappy waste a year.

Fifty tonnes of hygiene waste is generated in the UK every two to three hours and much of it ends up in landfill.