The cost savings from recycling gloves and other PPE workwear is significant when compared with constantly introducing new stock. A saving of 70% on your overall spend is an achievable outcome. There are a number of factors that affect the overall saving.
The over-riding criteria for selecting gloves is safety, but a secondary consideration is now sustainability. All major glove manufacturers are making washable gloves, and we are working with many of them to help with their sustainability journey. Reducing carbon footprints is now their major target, as virtually all PPE is manufactured in the far East and Asia. The more expensive the glove, the more likely it is to be washable so don’t waste that resource by treating them as single use. Whilst initially more expensive, when including the ‘re-usability’ factor, the glove will prove to be extremely cost effective over its life span.
Re-Use Glove Service – potential savings ..
Projected over the lifespan of the glove the potential savings can be in excess of 50%
In situations where the gloves are specified and managed correctly, up to 70% is achievable as most can be washed a minimum of 3 times
We will work with you to achieve optimum savings, helping you introduce simple but effective glove management.
Glove cleaning, what does it cost?
The following examples are taken from actual customer batches.
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Glove: used by the customer.
PA: the physical total amount received and weighed.
TNR: the total number passed for re-use.
TND: the total number rejected for re-use.
New: new glove replacement cost.
CPP: total cost per pair to process, Transportation, HTI* is not included in calculation.
Saving PP: Net savings made per pair.
No. Washes: allowing for normal use, the number of times the customers expect to use the gloves.
Savings: the savings made based on the TNR batch quantity.
*HTI value is not included in the total cost calculation because HTI is a replacement for the current disposal cost, and is usually the less expensive, more environmental option.
Examples of Batch Data…
A Kevlar sleeve used in the glass handling industry. Based on a 25% rejection, the Net re-use saving per sleeve pair was £1.31, providing a saving of £7356.96. A 48% reduction in kevlar sleeve spend.
A Kevlar Glove also used in the glass handling industry. Based on a 25% rejection, the Net re-use saving per glove pair was £0.95, providing a saving of £9480.78. A 42% reduction in kevlar glove spend.
A Showa 377 glove used by a Tier 1 Automotive. Based on a 24% rejected, the Net re-use saving per glove pair was £1.86, providing a saving of £27,338.28. A 68% reduction in glove spend.
PPE Cost savings by recycling your hi-vis workwear are also significant. It’s a given that it’s washable, but with padded jackets too bulky for domestic washing machines and having to be air dried, and construction sites having few facilities, too often they are discarded when soiled. Because we achieve total disinfection without relying on thermal disinfection we are safeguarding the fabric and visibility of your workwear enabling it to be re-used time and again. We also inspect and repair it before we return it to you and pack it in sizes ready for re-issue.https://pperecycling.co.uk/ppe-recycling-process