Department of Chemistry



Congratulations Josh!

July 17, 2015 - 5:06am

As the point person for the RightCycle program at the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School Scientific Stockroom, Josh Jones was recognized for the Department of Chemistry's K-C nitrile glove recycling efforts. At the recycling center used products are processed into nitrile powder, then the material is molded into new eco-friendly plastic products.  Since 2014 we have kept over 1/2 ton of gloves out of landfills.  Josh received the Chelsea Santucci Greenovation Champion award from the RightCycle by KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL* The award was presented in May 2015.  The Department of Chemistry also received a bench made of recycled laboratory garments.  The bench will be placed on the outside walkway between Chevron Science Center an Eberly hall.