The RightCycle Program collects previously hard-to-recycle personal protective equipment (PPE) such as garments, masks, gloves and goggles. These items are then recycled by regionally based recycling partners that create new pellets, which are used to produce consumer products and durable goods. These include flowerpots and lawn furniture, benches and bicycle racks.
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The RightCycle Program has made a difference for many customers. A partnership with the
“When these gloves go to a landfill, they can be consumed by wildlife, or they can wind up in our oceans and harm marine life,” said
The RightCycle Program is part of Kimberly-Clark’s 2030 ambition, which is to advance the well-being of 1 billion people in underserved communities around the globe while reducing the company’s environmental footprint by 50 percent. Kimberly-Clark understands that a strong and enduring focus on safeguarding natural systems is just as essential to helping people live a better life. To that end, the company is focused on the areas where it can make the biggest difference – climate, forests, water and plastics.
“For over a decade, The RightCycle Program has been an industry-changing initiative, providing customers with a highly effective solution that not only helps mitigate waste, but also lowers disposal costs,” said
The program also makes a difference in the lives of people with disabilities through its partnership with the Jackson County Developmental Center (JCDC) in
Kimberly-Clark aspires to be at the forefront of the transition to a circular, reuse economy by reducing waste, promoting waste-handling system improvements and innovating new ways of providing people with the products that they need to live their best lives. To that end, the company recently expanded The RightCycle Program in
Watch a brief video about the company’s work with some of its RightCycle partners, including JCDC and Somerset Recycling Services, a plastics processing organization in
To learn more about The RightCycle Program, visit www.kcprofessional.com/rightcycle.
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