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Evaluation of the Absorbent Hygiene Products Collection Trials in Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland has carried out research to examine the potential for recycling disposable nappies and other absorbable hygiene products.

Zero Waste Scotland provided funding to trial different absorbable hygiene products collection services from households in four Scottish local authorities.

Key findings of the trials included:

  • Kerbside collections performed better and were more acceptable than collection points
  • Customer satisfaction with kerbside collections was high regardless of the container type used
  • On average, between 72% and 82% of households who opted-in to a collection service went on to use it
  • Householders were motivated to use the services because they recognised the environmental benefits and because they reduced the amount of residual (black bag) waste produced.

Please click here to view the full report.

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