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Chemical Science Scotland
Chemists mark glove waste recycling milestone

Students and staff in the School of Chemistry are marking having saved one million pairs of disposable gloves from landfill.

The School has recycled about 85 per cent of all its used laboratory gloves – amounting to 15 tonnes – since introducing a pioneering recycling scheme in late 2014.

Disposed gloves are processed to make raw materials used for furniture, floor tiles and sports pitches.

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