Recycle your disposable gloves through this scheme
TerraCycle® and Spontex® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme to make your disposable gloves recyclable nationwide. The scheme also offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for their favourite school or charity. Sign up now to become a private collector, or find your nearest drop-off point here. If you don’t have one nearby, why not set one up today?
We do not provide collection boxes for private collectors or public drop-off locations for this scheme. However, you can reuse any clean and sturdy cardboard box, to collect and send us your waste.
Joining the scheme is completely free and very easy.
Register for an account and when you’re ready to send a shipment, download a free UPS label from the TerraCycle® website, attach it to your box and then simply order a free UPS pick-up by calling 03457 877 877 or you can book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from a location of your choice. Alternatively, you can drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
Once collected, your disposable gloves are cleaned and ground down into a fine powder to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the total weight of the shipment. 1 TerraCycle® point is worth 1 penny.
Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.
Here is the reward this programme offers:
2 kilograms of disposable gloves = 0 TerraCycle® points
3 kilograms of disposable gloves = 450 TerraCycle® points
4 kilograms of disposable gloves = 600 TerraCycle® points
Please be aware, the weight of the cardboard box is not taken into account. TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators and private collectors to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.
As a leading European cleaning tools brand, we believe that we can no longer design a great product unless we take into account its environmental footprint and constantly strive to reduce its environmental impact year after year. When we launch disposable products to meet consumer needs, we believe that we must give these products a second life and find them a new purpose. Through our partnership with TerraCycle®, we’re taking responsibility and committing to identifying new innovative solutions. Join us in our mission to keep disposable gloves out of landfill. Learn more about Spontex®.