Thumbs up for glove recycling scheme

A member of staff in the School of Chemistry has received an award for setting up the one of the first laboratory glove recycling schemes in the UK.

Tim Calder and Professor Eleanor Campbell#0009receive the awards

Tim Calder in the School of Chemistry stores received a Greenovation Award from Kimberly Clark for his contribution in setting up and implementing the RightCycle glove recycling scheme.

The School of Chemistry scheme, which saved more than 130kg of gloves from landfill in its first four weeks of operation, is the first time the Right Cycle initiative has been used in the UK.

With thousands of gloves used annually at the University for a variety of purposes, this scheme sets an example that can be replicated in other Schools and around the country.

The Greenovation Award recognises efforts that help to reduce environmental impact.