Thursday, June 1, 2017

Green Lab's Greenovation Award from RightCycle - Kimberly Clark Professional

The UCSC Green Labs team was awarded the Greenovation Award from RightCycle - Kimberly Clark Professional for their 2016 Kimberly-Clark Glove Recycling metrics. Here's a little background info: In an UCSC laboratory assessment, it was found that nitrile gloves made up a majority of the waste coming from labs, which in turn would have just been sent to landfills. In efforts to reduce our waste within the UCSC labs, the UCSC Green Labs Program and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) have collaborated with the Right-Cycle Kimberly-Clark Nitrile Glove Recycling Program to promote sustainability within labs. By participating in the RightCycle Program we were able to reduce our impact on the environment by diverting 1,620 pounds of waste (which were the metrics from 2016).

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