Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Georgia, has expanded its recycling program—RightCycle by Kimberly-Clark Professional—to manufacturing and other industrial environments, enabling customers to divert nonhazardous waste, such as nitrile gloves and apparel, from landfills.
Since its launch in 2011, the program has diverted more than 300 tons of material from landfills. The items are sent to recyclers in the United States and turned into nitrile powder and pellets that are used to create consumer products and goods, such as flowerpots and lawn furniture, benches and bicycle racks.
“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,” says John R. Adams, industrial business leader, Kimberly-Clark Professional. “In addition, we are helping to give our safety and industrial products a second life.”