RightCycle by Kimberly-Clark Professional®

Kimberly-Clark Professional is committed to leading the way to zero waste in landfills. That’s why we created The RightCycle Program—our industry-changing initiative that takes recycling personal protection equipment (PPE) to a new level. Instead of used PPE such as protective clothing, nitrile gloves and safety glasses going into the trash (and landfills), these previously hard-to-recycle items are collected at your facility and turned into new consumer goods.


How We Help Customers Work Responsibly

The RightCycle Programme for Hand Towels 

Innovative ‘closed loop’ service that transforms your used hand towels into new Kimberly-Clark tissue products

How Hand Towel Recycling Programme Works

Sustainability - hand drying

Used hand towels are separated from general waste at point of use.

Sustainability - Recycling

Hand towels are collected and taken to an aggregation site for compression and baling​.

Sustainability - Recycling Truck

Bales are transported to our mills where the fibres are recycled and used in the manufacture of new products.

Sustainability - Recycled Paper

New paper products are created and sent out to customers,

The RightCycle Programme for Dispensers

This first-of-its-kind service offers an end-of-life solution for your old dispensers that helps your business reach net-zero waste to landfills or incineration.

How Dispenser Recycling Programme Works

Illustration of paper towel dispensers

Fitter collates old dispensers.

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Dispensers are sent to recycling partner.

Illustration of cardboard boxes being filled with plastic pellets

Plastic shredded into pellets, cardboard baled, metal screws reused or melted down.

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Reuse: Raw materials back into production process and diverted from landfills.

The RightCycle Programme for PPE

The first manufacturer-led recycling service for used Kimberly-Clark Professional disposable nitrile gloves and protective clothing.

How PPE Recycling Programme Works

Rightcycle Gloves Apparel

Used eligible Kimberly-Clark Professional PPE is collected at your facility.

Illustration of wooden box filled with used PPE sitting on top of shipping pallet

Collected PPE is transported to our recycling partner.

Illustration of cardboard boxes being filled with plastic pellets

Products are sorted and processed into plastic pellets.

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Raw materials are molded intro new consumer products.

Who Can Participate?

The RightCycle Program is open to any company that uses the following Kimberly-Clark Professional products in non-hazardous applications.

Grey KleenGuard Level 5 Cut Resistant glove on a white background

Protective Clothing

Kimtech® Purple Nitrile Glove on white background

Nitrile Gloves

Grey KleenGuard Level 5 Cut Resistant glove on a white background

Safety Glasses

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