Disposable Gloves - Zero Waste Box™
TerraCycle® and KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL® have partnered to create the KIMTECH* Nitrile Glove Recycling Programme. This scheme is open to users of nitrile gloves in Pharmaceutical or Bioscience Manufacturing Companies, Research Facilities or Universities and it is free for the accepted participants. For more information, please visit the programme page here.
Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location or schedule a collection to send your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.
The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into metals, fibres, and plastics. Metals are smelted so they may be recycled. The fibres (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be moulded into new recycled plastic products.
Please send us your discarded vinyl, nitrile, and latex gloves.
Do not send in: Medical waste. This includes material contaminated with blood or bodily fluids and waste that originate from health care facilities, hospitals, home care, physicians' offices, dental offices, blood banks, veterinary clinics, research laboratories, etc. Gloves that are contaminated with materials considered hazardous or dangerous. Heavy duty, fabric, and leather gloves. Hairnets, earplugs, and lab coats or garments. Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) or material contaminated with blood which present a danger to the environment, or to people. Batteries, pressurised canisters, broken glass.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. paint from paint tubes). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping.