Priscilla Chua
Priscilla Chua April 29, 2021

What you need to know about recyclability

What makes an item recyclable versus non-recyclable?

Almost everything is technically recyclable, and whether something is recycled is not always just matter of material. However, an item is considered nonrecyclable in the public recycling system if it cannot be sold at a profit in the end market for secondary plastics after the cost of collecting, transporting, and processing it. Glass, paper, aluminum, and some plastics are on top of the mind as being typically recyclable. However, most of today’s disposable single-use plastics, such as the ones we see in the lab, are too complex or low value for the market. TerraCycle makes every effort to #RecycleEverything – including disposable gloves and disposable garments – that would otherwise end up being landfilled or incinerated.

Your Personal Protective Equipment is now recyclable through TerraCycle’s ZERO WASTE BOX™ programme

Ansell customers can recycle Ansell Personal Protective Equipment using the Zero Waste Box, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive recycling solution developed by TerraCycle, the award-winning sustainability solutions company “recycling the non-recyclable.” As a leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment serving the industrial, medical, and scientific fields, Ansell is dedicated to offering customers the opportunity to provide recyclability for its product lines and improve sustainability across the industry with the Zero Waste Box programme.

Why use zero wastes boxes?

Almost everything is technically recyclable, and labs and research facilities can lead the way by using Zero Waste Boxes. A Zero Waste Box is a fully customizable, turnkey platform that can be used by anyone to recycle hundreds of items, including those commonly generated in lab and research settings, such as:


5 steps to zero waste

With hundreds of Zero Waste Box products custom-built for the items you would like to recycle, there is a Zero Waste Box solution to fit your needs. Here’s how it works:



The price of each Zero Waste Box includes the cost of shipping to and from your facility as well as the recycling of its contents. This price depends on the complexity of the item(s) and scale of solution selected. For example, a large box will cost more than a small or medium box since it holds more material. If you’d like more information about the Zero Waste Box programme, please visit


Q1. What is Ansell’s relationship with TerraCycle?

Ansell does not have any contractual relationship or partnership with TerraCycle. Ansell is simply providing information about Terracycle and its products and services for information purposes, and on a referral basis only

Q2. How does the order process work?

All orders and enquiries are run directly through TerraCycle. Please visit the TerraCycle website for further information

Q.3 What types of gloves can be recycled?

A range of glove materials including vinyl, nitrile and latex can be recycled. Please visit the TerraCycle website for full details

Q4. What are the terms and conditions?

Please visit the TerraCycle website for full details

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