Recycling your waste with KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL®
To register your interest in the programme please complete the form found here - a KCP® representative will then contact you in due course. In order to participate in the recycling programme, you must be approved by KIMBERLY-CLARK ®. Once approved TerraCycle® will be in direct contact to set up your account and provide all necessary details and materials to launch the collection at your site.
First, provide your employees with collection boxes or a bin liner close to where they exchange and dispose of their used KIMTECH® disposable gloves. Secondly, when the collection box or bin liner is full, transfer your collected gloves to any box that could be used as a transportation box. If collected in a bin liner, the liner can be placed into the box together with the collected gloves. There is no need to separate the two. Seal the box and place it on a pallet. Once one or more pallets are full, please send an email to email@example.com to schedule a pick-up. Please include your business name, your name and a contact telephone number so a TerraCycle® representative can get in touch to schedule a suitable time for the pick-up.
If the amount of gloves you use does not justify a pallet shipment, you will be able to request a shipping label that will allow you to send in one box at a time. The collection process on site is the same as for large locations.
Once your pallet(s) is ready, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick-up. Please include your business name, your name and a contact telephone number so a TerraCycle® representative can get in touch to schedule a suitable time for the pick-up. Please place the boxes in the shipping area or in the warehouse of your company, where they can be easily picked up by our logistics partner.
The collection programme has a cost dependant on the scale and usage of your facility. You will be advised of the costs when contacted by the KCP® representative.
The gloves are initially stored by our logistics partner. When we’ve collected a sufficient amount of disposable gloves from all the different participating companies in the KIMTECH® Nitrile Glove Recycling Programme®, we start with the recycling process. We try to recycle the disposable gloves as locally as possible and with the available and most up-to-date technologies and infrastructures. The gloves made from nitrile and Latex are processed using an extruder to produce plastic granules, which serves as a secondary raw material for new plastic products. Disposable gloves can be further processed in order to become the raw materials used to make the likes of park benches, waste bins, or watering cans.
We accept only disposable gloves from KIMTECH®. Disposable gloves of any other brands are not accepted by TerraCycle®. Furthermore, we cannot accept KIMTECH® gloves that are contaminated, according to the European-wide list of wastes Regulation (AVV) as they are considered dangerous and must be disposed of properly. These include: