The Research on Upcycling of Recovered Pulp and Mixed Plastic from Soiled Diaper

폐기저귀 함유 펄프와 혼합 플라스틱의 업사이클링 연구

Kim, Kyung Shin

  • Received : 2015.07.01
  • Accepted : 2015.09.17
  • Published : 2015.10.30


This study aims to discuss the concept of upcycling as it applies to diaper recycling. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials into new products of better quality. Through benchmarking of upcycling examples, useless objects can be transformed into valuable materials. However, current upcycling examples determine value creation related to qualitative elements, so that it is difficult to establish any quantitative strategy of upcycled products. Therefore, this study expands a B2B (Business to business) product for improving market availability and establishes a direction using both recovered pulp and mixed plastic at the same time. As a result, the upcycling method for recovered pulp and mixed plastics, is the application of a cellulose insulator. Within the near future, the high quality insulator market will grow more than three times. An upcycling strategy targeting the high quality insulator market needs to be established.


upcycling;soiled diaper;diaper recycling;recovered pulp;recovered plastic


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