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Jennifer Shaffer
the leader of RightCycle at Kimberly-Clark Professional


Jennifer Shaffer has found a unique way to unite her personal passion for the environment with the needs of global scientific & industrial companies via The RightCycle Program®.

This groundbreaking program from Kimberly-Clark Professional helps customers around the world divert hard-to-recycle personal protective equipment (PPE) from landfills and convert it into new consumer goods like flower pots, patio furniture, and plastic shelving. Under her leadership, The RightCycle Program has recycled more than 940 metric tons of non-hazardous nitrile gloves, single-use apparel items, and safety eyewear since 2011.

The RightCycle Program is not only making a positive impact on businesses and the environment, but also in the community. Through a partnership with the Jackson County Developmental Center in West Virginia, the program delivers a vital social impact by providing employment for people who have survived traumatic brain injuries or have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or learning disabilities.

Shaffer is a recognized B2B marketing and communications professional, having held key roles in the geospatial science, manufacturing, distribution, and solid waste and recycling industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Scientific & Technical Writing and recently earned a graduate certificate in Corporate Sustainability & Innovation from Harvard University. In 2019, she was named an inaugural Waste Fit Champion by Rubicon Global, Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, and Goodr.

A Pennsylvania native, Shaffer now calls Georgia home where she shares her ever-expanding library of books and music with Alan and their Applehead Siamese cat, Marlowe.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Our Journey Towards Sustainability- What's Next