Clean Earth Earns Top Project of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader for Hand Sanitizer Recycling Effort

  • Fullcircle™ Clean Earth’s Advanced Waste Lifecycle Program developed and implemented customized recycling and disposal solutions for customers with large quantities of excess, off-spec, expired or recalled hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

King of Prussia, Pa. – (July 19, 2022) – Clean Earth, a division of Harsco Corporation and a leading provider in environmental and regulated waste management services, has received a Top Project of the Year Award in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards Program for its entry entitled, Supplying Safe, Sustainable Solutions for the Disposal of Hand Sanitizer Amid Pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting supply chain disruptions, some companies had large quantities of excess, off-spec, expired or recalled hand sanitizer in their possession. Companies with non-viable hand sanitizer responding to FDA directives turned to Clean Earth for support in recovering the ethanol from the hand sanitizer and effectively recycling the packaging. Clean Earth’s Advanced Waste Lifecycle Program, Fullcircle™ developed customized solutions for each customer, leveraging the Company’s nationwide partnerships to ensure the safe processing of non-viable hand sanitizer. This project helped customers avoid significant risk and liability and reduced environmental impact.

“Clean Earth has devised a timely and innovative solution for non-viable hand sanitizer products,” said one judge. “A fuel blending process enables alcohol to be recovered from the hand sanitizer, transforming the waste into a gas fuel additive product.“

The Environment + Energy Leader Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, and in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and the bottom line.

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