Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Innovative RightCycle Program To Recycle Single-Use Cleanroom and Laboratory Gloves and

Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Innovative RightCycle Program To Recycle
           Single-Use Cleanroom and Laboratory Gloves and Garments

Goal is to expand an effort that has so far diverted 70,000 pounds of waste
from landfills

PR Newswire

ROSWELL, Ga., April 25, 2013

ROSWELL, Ga., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To provide cleanrooms and
laboratories with effective solutions to mitigate waste and enhance Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts, Kimberly-Clark
Professional has introduced RightCycle – the first large-scale recycling
effort for nontraditional cleanroom waste.

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"Our customers have ambitious sustainability goals, yet often struggle with
where and how to get started," said Randy Kates, Director, Global Scientific
Business, Kimberly-Clark Professional. "We believe the most significant and
enduring change occurs when team members are actively engaged in the solution.
Our innovative RightCycle program offers a powerful and easy way for customers
to exceed their solid waste reduction goals, while helping to make their
workplaces healthier, safer and more productive."

The program takes recycling to a new level – beyond downcycling, upcycling and
other approaches. It makes it easy to recycle previously hard-to-recycle items
like cleanroom garments, gloves, hoods, boot covers and hairnets. Items are
deposited in either a RightCycle collection box or in the client's own boxes.
Full boxes are assembled onto pallets and picked up by Kimberly-Clark
Professional recycling partner TerraCycle. After the products are collected,
they are turned into raw materials and used to create useful, eco-friendly
consumer products, such as plastic Adirondack chairs and benches, bulk
plastics and other items.

Kimberly-Clark Professional is a global leader in contamination control
solutions for cleanrooms and laboratories. It first announced its single-use
garment recycling program in 2011 and completed successful pilots of a nitrile
glove recycling program in 2012, which is now available nationwide. Since the
recycling efforts began, participating cleanrooms and laboratories have
diverted 70,000 pounds of garment, glove and other waste from landfills via
the Kimberly-Clark Professional recycling programs. Life Technologies
Corporation, a leading global life sciences company, is on track to recycle
five tons of gloves in the first year.

The disposal of solid waste from manufacturing operations poses considerable
challenges for businesses and society. Landfill options are becoming more
limited and waste disposal costs continue to rise. In 2011, Kimberly-Clark
Corporation, the parent company for Kimberly-Clark Professional, announced it
would be sending zero manufacturing waste to landfills by 2015. Since 2000,
the company's Global Nonwovens Division, which develops and manufactures
fabrics and materials used to create products such as protective apparel and
face masks, has diverted more than 99 percent of its manufacturing waste from
landfills. For more information about Kimberly-Clark's corporate
sustainability goals visit: http://www.kimberly-clark.com/sustainability.aspx

For more information about the RightCycle program and other Kimberly-Clark
Professional sustainability programs visit, www.kimtech.com/reducetoday or
call 770-587-7615.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional
Workplaces helping to make them safer, healthier, and more productive. Key
brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and Jackson
Safety. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is one of
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's four business sectors. To see how we are helping
people the world over work better, please visit www.kcprofessional.com.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an
indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day,
nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the
solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With
brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend,
Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80
countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the
company's 141-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or
follow us on  Facebook or Twitter.

About TerraCycle
TerraCycle, Inc. is an international upcycling and recycling company that
takes difficult-to recycle-packaging and turns it into affordable, innovative
products. Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is the world's leader in the collection
and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste. TerraCycle works with more
than 40 major brands in the U.S. and around the world to collect used
packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It
repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are
available online and through major retailers. For more information, please
visit www.terracycle.com.

Source: Kimberly-Clark Corp. [KMB-B]

SOURCE Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Website: http://www.kimberly-clark.com
Contact: Brett Willi, MSL Atlanta, 404-870-6853, brett.willi@mslgroup.com or
Albe Zakes, TerraCycle, 267-221-4800, Albe@TerraCycle.com
 
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