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.
send in other types of protective gear like hair nets, ear plugs, and lab coats or garments.
Please do not include gloves with bio-medical waste. Please note that we will not accept organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled nappies, expired medication, pesticides, paint, pressurised canisters, and medical sharps in any of our boxes. Please send traditional recyclables through your local council system.
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.