Knowaste LLC, was established in Toronto, Canada and is the proprietor of worldwide patented technologies for the recycling of pre and post consumer absorbent hygiene products (AHPs), including disposable baby diapers, incontinence products, feminine hygiene pads and disposable bed-liners, into cellulose fibre and aggregated plastic. The cellulose fibre can be used in a variety of products including absorption materials; process sweeteners, recycled paper products and various pet litters. The plastic can go into any extrusion or injection moulding process to manufacture products like plastic wood and plastic roofing tiles. Both outputs may also be used in green energy production if local economics allow.
Knowaste has gained considerable experience designing, building and operating a number of facilities, large and small with a capacity range for 36,000 to 70,000 tonnes per year. We nare now excited to share that knowledge through our consulting services and licensing arrangements.
Through Knowaste’s efforts, the environmental and public health concerns associated with disposable AHP’s and the need for recycling have gained worldwide attention. There is no company that is better prepared or positioned to successfully address the mounting worldwide disposable AHP dilemma than Knowaste.
Knowaste LLC is the master licensor of the technology and is registered in the State of Delaware, USA.
Knowaste Moving Forward
In 2020, Knowaste is positioned to license the use its pioneering technology and know-how to carefully vetted local companies, on an exclusive basis. Whether you are an investor, potential licensee, site owner or have an interest in joint ventures, Knowaste would be delighted to hear from you.
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The Knowaste team is proud to be part of such a ground-breaking initiative in the waste and recycling sector. We believe that by sharing knowledge and expertise with you – product users, manufacturers, our customers, suppliers, policy makers and licensing bodies – we can continue to develop even more effective ways to deal with absorbent hygiene waste.
Roy Brown is President of Knowaste LLC. He was named CEO and member of the general management committee in July 1998. He was appointed Chairman of its European subsidiary in April 2010.
Roy has played a key role in transforming this small environmental R&D firm into a commercially viable operation, which today is a world-leader in recycling absorbent hygiene products (AHP) such as diapers into sanitized reusable cellulose and plastic components. He developed the Knowaste strategy, reshaping its portfolio of business and has focused on expanding the markets Knowaste serves around the globe as well as identifying high value end markets for the end product streams.
Roy joined Knowaste after a twenty-year career as an entrepreneur with a principal focus in the environmental and waste management field. He specialized in strategic planning, competitor analysis and acquisitions in Canada, The United States and Europe.
In June of 2020 he completed the management buyout of the Knowaste technology and other key assets of the company. He is now refocusing the company strategy to territory licensing and consulting.
Mr. Brown received a B.Comm degree from the University of Toronto (1976) and a C.A. designation in 1981. He is also trained in media and public relations for print, radio and TV.
He has attended advanced general management programs and maintains his professional development through his numerous memberships and associations.
He has been married to Donna since 1976 and they have two daughters.
Mr. Brown sits on the board of numerous private and charitable organizations in his community.
Bill McNichol is an attorney and biochemist with decades of experience representing both start-ups and large publically traded companies. He is admitted to practice in the United States and also before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
Bill has helped both U.S. and foreign companies to build and maintain patent portfolios as well as brand identities. He has also constructed IP licensing and transfer agreements from both an in-licensing and out-licensing position. Bill has supervised the sale/acquisition of IP based companies as part of exit strategies, mergers, and the acquisition of new market positions. He has represented clients in transactions as small as $500 thousand and as large as $14 billion.
In addition to his law practice, Bill has been an active entrepreneur. He has launched companies in North America and Europe, including three in the waste recovery and waste to energy field.