Sierra Nevada finds new uses for used nitrile gloves

Kimberly Clark program repurposes the materials

Sierra Nevada nitrile gloves recycling program
Sierra Nevada nitrile gloves recycling program

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is removing from its Chico, CA and Mills River, NC manufacturing waste streams thousands of pounds of nitrile gloves each year by diverting them through the Kimberly-Clark Professional RightCycle Program. In fact, Sierra Nevada has diverted more than 6,800 pounds of gloves since 2016.

Through the RightCycle Program, a large-scale recycling program for manufacturers and companies with non-hazardous lab, cleanroom and industrial waste, the Kimberly-Clark group sends used nitrile gloves and single-use apparel to recyclers in the US that turn them into plastic pellets used to make new consumer goods, including lawn furniture, totes and storage bins.

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