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Exact Sciences has received the Chelsea Santucci Greenovation Award from Kimberly-Clark Professional for efforts taken to reduce the company’s environmental impact in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, Exact Sciences diverted approximately 16,500 pounds of waste from landfills, finishing fourth in North America and first in Wisconsin for pounds diverted.

Exact was recognized for participating in The RightCycle Program, the first large-scale recycling program for non-hazardous lab, cleanroom, and industrial personal protective equipment (PPE). The program is designed to help pharmaceutical companies, research laboratories, and manufacturing facilities reduce their solid waste streams by enabling them to recycle nontraditional waste, such as apparel items, gloves, shoes, covers, masks, and safety eyewear.

These previously hard-to-recycle items are diverted from the waste stream and landfills and turned into new consumer goods, such as flowerpots, patio furniture, and plastic shelving. Since 2011, participating laboratories, cleanrooms, and manufacturing facilities have diverted more than 1,600 tons of used PPE from landfills through The RightCycle Program.

“Exact Sciences has diverted a significant amount of waste from landfills via The RightCycle Program,” said Rob Hughes, vice president, Kimberly-Clark Professional. “They have earned this award for their outstanding sustainability efforts and for helping to make their workplaces exceptional.”

 

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