Recycling your personal protective equipment (PPE) has never been more crucial than now. Waste and high-cost inventory are on the rise, but you can mitigate both by considering CLR’s PPE recycling program.
Understanding The Laundering of PPE Process
With CLR, you can keep your equipment in proper working order, save money on costly inventory, and make a positive impact on the environment.
We have a seven-step process when it comes to laundering and reusing PPE:
- Weigh: All dirty PPE is weighed to calculate the waste diversion for reporting purposes.
- Sort: We separate and sort your PPE by type.
- Clean: Each PPE is cleaned by the recommended care instructions.
- Metal Detect: Your PPE is inspected through our state-of-the-art metal detector.
- Quality Check: Next, check each PPE is visually inspected for quality control issues, such as tears and burns.
- Bundle: Then, PPE is paired with similar items and repackaged to be returned to you.
- Report: Finally, we’ll send you a PPE Processing Report so you know exactly what was laundered and what was scrapped.
Launderable personal protective equipment includes:
- Offering cleaning options for four different types
- Providing solutions for cut-resistant and welder sleeves
- Supplying cleaning options for fire-resistant (FR) and denim aprons
- Offering cleaning options for FR jackets for several industries
- Laundering options for safety vests
Launderable absorbents include:
- Offering cleaning options for a variety of oil-absorbent mats
- Shop towels
- Supplying cleaning options for both red and white shop towels
- Providing cleaning options for industrial shop rags, including Mixed T-Rags and White T-Rags
The CLR PPE recycle program saves our customers an average of 80% of the original purchasing cost. Contact us today to learn more about how you can benefit from our program.
We also offer a cleaning option for reusable absorbents such as mats, shop towels, and rags. That way, you can save money by reusing the same industry-absorbent materials that continue to get the job done. Our PPE laundering packet goes over all the specifications for laundering PPE.
Contact us today to learn how you can support a healthy environment by recycling your PPE. You’ll save money and help the earth, too.
Understanding The Minimal Liquid Discharge Process
The minimal liquid discharge (MLD) treatment is designed to remove all liquid waste from a system or textile product. This discharge system aims to minimize wastewater and produce clean water, resulting in cost savings and positive environmental influences.
CLR’s treatment process consists of two steps:
- Pre-Concentration: Pre-concentrating the brine involves mixing membrane brine concentrators or electrodialysis (ED) to concentrate the stream to a high salinity in order to recover up to 60-80% of the water.
- Evaporation/Crystallization: The next step evaporates the leftover water, collects it, and prepares it for reuse. The waste left behind is then boiled down, crystallized, and filtered out as a solid.
MLD has attracted a lot of consumer attention over the past few years since MLD both cleans products and treats the extracted liquid, leaving you with clean assets, fresh liquids, and the peace of mind that you’re supporting the environment.
MLD Wastewater Treatment Benefits
With the CLR minimal liquid discharge system, you’ll get an innovative brine management solution to recycle your water and clean your products, reducing your disposal costs.
We use a blend of crystallizer solutions to get the best results. Some benefits of using our MLD system include:
- Reduced water dependence on supple source agency
- Meeting a social/environmental responsibility
- Almost 98% good water recovery
- Self-sustainable water usage industry
- Eliminating regulatory disposal norms and pollution discharge concerns
Start Making an Impact With Closed Loop Recycling
CLR offers recycling solutions for several industries, including aerospace, automotive, packaging, and metal stamping. No matter what industry you’re in, we’re the recycling experts. We offer best-practice solutions for cleaning a variety of PPE, such as gloves, sleeves, aprons, jackets, and safety vests.
When you choose Closed Loop Recycling, you’re choosing a company that believes in recycling just as much as you do. We’re here for a purpose, and that purpose drives multiple results, such as cost savings, clean equipment, and environmental impact. Contact us today to learn about how we can help your company with our recycling solutions.