The DSS received the certificate of Environmental Impact Achievement on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh iin 2016 and 2018. The DSS has right-cycle boxes available for researchers to put clean used gloves in for recycling, these gloves would otherwise go into a landfill. At the recycling center used products are processed into nitrile powder, then the material is molded into new eco-friendly plastic products.
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RIGHTCYCLE is an effective green method, it works in five steps:
1. Product is worn in the lab (gloves)
2. Non contaminated gloves are collected in the RIGHTCYCLE container (Empty RIGHTCYCLE) boxes are obtained from the DSS.
3. The end user lab is required to pay for the shipping of the RIGHTCYCLE container.
a. The end user obtains a Return Authorization Number from RightCycle.
b. The end user creates a UPS shipment to send out their box.
Waste is then processed by a recycling partner
Materials are then integrated into new eco-friendly products
GO GREEN IN YOUR LAB!