Clean Earth Recycles Nearly 1.1 Million Pounds of Non-Viable Hand Sanitizer in 2020
- Clean Earth develops innovative solution for the disposal and recycling of hand sanitizer amid the pandemic.
- Company implements sustainable, alternative end results for expired, recalled or off-spec hand sanitizers.
As large volumes of hand sanitizers were produced and purchased in 2020 to combat COVID-19, companies across the nation are now experiencing an unexpected need for large quantity material disposal of off-spec, recalled, and expired hand sanitizing products. Working with a trusted partner, Clean Earth has developed a nationwide recycling solution for this material which includes a fuel blending process to recover the alcohol from the hand sanitizer, transforming the waste to a gas fuel additive product and giving these non-viable hand sanitizers a second life as a new usable energy source.
“At Clean Earth, it’s part of our mission to provide all customers with customized waste solutions that increase their own sustainability efforts,” said
For a large national retail customer, Clean Earth was able to service approximately 50 locations within one week that required emergency cleanout. This resulted in recycling of 800,000 pounds of hand sanitizer for a single customer and assisting the customer in compliantly maintaining their Small Quantity Generator status.
Clean Earth strives to make a positive impact now and in the future for its customers, and the pandemic has only amplified the Company’s flexibility and insight for how to best supply safe, effective and sustainable solutions for specialty waste, like non-viable hand sanitizers, that once lacked a sustainable alternative use.
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Clean Earth’s vision is to create a better future for our people, partners and planet by turning specialty waste into recycling opportunities. Clean Earth is one of the largest specialty waste companies in
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