Recycle your household disposable gloves through this scheme
Spontex® have partnered with TerraCycle® to offer a simple and free recycling scheme to make your household disposable gloves recyclable. The scheme also offers the opportunity for programme participants to fundraise for their favourite school or charity.
To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.
There are 2 different ways to participate in this scheme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your gloves.
If there are no public drop-off locations near you, you can set-up your own. However please be aware that the scheme is currently full so you will be placed on a waiting list and only added to the map if the scheme has added new locations and if you meet the necessary requirements.
If you are an existing member of the scheme who currently collects privately but would like to set up your own public drop-off location, you can set one up somewhere accessible to members of the public.
In both cases, if you would like to proceed, please simply follow the steps below:
To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.
Note: we do not provide collection boxes for this scheme - we would ask that you reuse any clean and sturdy cardboard box.
Once you are a member of the scheme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:
We accept all brands of household disposable gloves that have been purchased for use at home only (for example, cleaning, gardening or beauty). Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
For any disposable gloves that have been bought for business use or used in a professional context, find the appropriate recycling solution on our Zero Waste Box™ website 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.
This scheme 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.
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 scheme members 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.
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®.