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Title:Nitrile Glove Recycling Implementation Project
Author(s):Pai, Shantanu
Subject(s):Nitrile gloves -- Recycling
Laboratories -- Environmental aspects
Dormatories -- Environmental aspects
Food service -- Environmental aspects
Geographic Coverage:Urbana, IL
Abstract:The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center conducted a waste audit of their main building in February 2013. Through the process of the waste audit it was found that single use non-hazardous gloves were 13% of the waste stream. The Zero Waste Illinois team explored multiple options to reduce and recycle the single use non-hazardous gloves. Kimberly Clark, a company that manufactures nitrile gloves, takes their gloves back to recycle into park benches, bike racks, etc. through their RightCycle program. ISTC piloted the use of the RightCycle program throughout its labs. After successfully integrating the glove recycling project within their labs, the ISTC’s Zero Waste Illinois team explored expanding this program to other departments on campus. University Housing showed considerable interest in exploring the glove recycling program for its dining operations. ISTC received a grant from the Student Sustainability Committee of $1940.81 to assist University Housing in implementing their own glove recycling program.
Issue Date:2014-12
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:University of Illinois Dining Services Nitrile Glove Recycling Program
Zero Waste Project Report
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:University of Illinois Student Sustainability Committee
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-05-15

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