Kimberly-Clark Professional has recently expanded its recycling program RightCycle to further reduce hazardous waste ending up in landfill.
RightCycle is a large-scale recycling program for non-hazardous lab, cleanroom and industrial waste that turns hard-to-recycle products and items into useful, eco-friendly items and goods.
In a June 2016 press release, Kimberly-Clark Professional announced that it was expanding the recycling program to include manufacturing and other industrial environments, enabling customers from these industries ‘to divert non-hazardous waste, such as nitrile gloves and apparel, from landfills’.
“By recycling rather than discarding nitrile gloves and single-use apparel, customers can divert these hard-to-recycle waste streams from the landfill in order to get one step closer to achieving their zero waste goals while reducing their waste disposal costs at the same time,” said Kimberly-Clark Professional industrial business leader John Adams.
“In addition, we are helping to give our safety and industrial products a second life.”
Kimberly-Clark Professional customers will now be able to recycle ‘thin mil nitrile gloves, apparel (including accessories such as hoods, masks, shoe covers and other items) and Kimtech Pure 100 per cent polypropylene wipers. To qualify for the program, the items must be free of hazardous materials, biohazards and wet food’.
“As a rule of thumb, if our personal protective equipment products, such as nitrile gloves and apparel, are being disposed of as regular trash versus hazardous waste, then we can likely accept them,” Mr Adams added.