Having a resource to transport gloves from the locations where they are used to the centralized collection point (a trailer at the Physical Plant) would help boost participation in the glove recycling program.
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Glove Recycling (In Progress)
Content for an informational flier, web page, and signage to cooridnate and promote the Right Cycle program on campus is drafted and being reviewed.
- Implement Solutions for Special Recyclables
In lab buildings, protective gloves can be a major component of the waste stream. For example, at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), plastic gloves were found to be over 8% of their total waste by weight. There is a recycling program for nitrile gloves that can be purchased through Fisher Scientific, for Kimberely-Clark nitrile gloves. This program is being implemented at various locations across campus.
Project Leader:Morgan Johnston
- Jonathan McClintock, Kimberly-Clark
- Jordan Aderholdt, Fisher
- Marya Ryan
- Seth Rients
- Ken Merrill
- Olof Westerstahl
- Bart Bartels
Proposed March 14, 2013Proposed by Seth Rients