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The Spontex® Disposable Gloves Recycling Scheme

Recycle your disposable gloves through this scheme

Participating locations
500
Available locations
0

Recycling in partnership with Spontex®

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 join the scheme as a public drop-off location, or find your nearest drop-off point here. If you don’t have one nearby, why not set one up today?

 

 

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Important!

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.

Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Check out all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your disposable gloves at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your gloves.

To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations near you, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
  3. Fill out this form to finalise your request

To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.


Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel
  4. Simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. Alternatively, you can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here

What you can recycle in this programme

Waste that is accepted in this scheme:

  • All brands of household disposable gloves made out of vinyl, latex, nitrile or polyethylene.

Waste that is NOT accepted:

  • Non-disposable gloves
  • Disposable gloves that have not been used in a domestic environment
  • Disposable gloves that have been used with harsh chemicals or unhygienic substances
  • Any cardboard glove packaging (this can be recycled through your local council)

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

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.

Rewards

This programme offers 50 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of disposable gloves​ sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 8 kilograms.

For example:

5 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
8 kilograms = 400 TerraCycle® points
9.5 kilograms = 475 TerraCycle® points

Please note that 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 weight of the parcel. 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.

 

Resources

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®.

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