TerraCycle, Kimberly-Clark partner to recycle clean room waste

Kerri Jansen
WASTE & RECYCLING NEWS

Published: April 29, 2013 11:47 am ET
Updated: April 29, 2013 11:49 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Sustainability, Medical, Medical waste

ROSWELL, GA. — Kimberly-Clark Professional, a division of personal care company that manufacturers contamination control products for laboratories and clean rooms, has partnered with recycling company TerraCycle to launch RightCycle, a recycling program for hard-to-recycle clean room waste such as gloves, hoods, boot covers and other protective clothing.

Boxes filled with recyclable items will be collected by TerraCycle and recycled into bulk plastic and other items, a Kimberly-Clark Professional news release indicates. The manufacturer has previously instituted recycling programs for single-use garments and nitrile gloves. Its parent, Kimberly-Clark Corp., has a goal to send zero manufacturing waste to landfills by 2015.

"Our customers have ambitious sustainability goals, yet often struggle with where and how to get started," Randy Kates, director of Global Scientific Business for Kimberly-Clark Professional, said in a statement. "We believe the most significant and enduring change occurs when team members are actively engaged in the solution. Our innovative RightCycle program offers a powerful and easy way for customers to exceed their solid waste reduction goals, while helping to make their workplaces healthier, safer and more productive."


Comments

TerraCycle, Kimberly-Clark partner to recycle clean room waste

Kerri Jansen
WASTE & RECYCLING NEWS

Published: April 29, 2013 11:47 am ET
Updated: April 29, 2013 11:49 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Dutch company launching $100 million PP, PE recycling plant

April 18, 2014 10:42 am ET

Quality Circular Polymers is building a new plastics recycling operation in Geleen, the Netherlands' Chemelot industrial chemical site, with a...    More

MGS buying N.Y. medical molding plant from Hospira

April 17, 2014 10:19 pm ET

MGS Manufacturing Group is purchasing the Buffalo, N.Y., injection molding facility and related product line of Hospira Inc., effective July 1. Terms ...    More

EU moving closer to rules that will reduce plastic bag use by 80 percent

April 17, 2014 10:54 am ET

European Union countries could have to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags by at least 80 percent by 2019 under draft rules backed by the...    More

With European Parliament vote looming, official urges bag restriction

April 16, 2014 9:56 am ET

Janez Potocnik, Europe's commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic shopping bags are a “highly...    More

Image

Austria's Greiner building a foothold in the US rigid packaging market

April 15, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Greiner Packaging International GmbH, one of Europe's largest makers of rigid plastic packaging, now wants to make its mark in the United States.    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events