Remember when hand sanitizer was hard to come by during the coronavirus pandemic?
For many it’s a distant memory, but for the state of New York, disposing of excess hand sanitizer produced during the pandemic has been a challenge.
Now, a local company will be the recipient of 700,000 gallons of hand sanitizer.
New York State Clean hand sanitizer was produced during the pandemic when there were shortages of it. It was produced by inmates and distributed.
The need quickly faded and now a massive stockpile has been sitting at the NYS Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany.
Now, instead of throwing it away or incinerating it – Kodak will take it.
The state says Eastman Kodak will transport and recycle the 168 trailer loads of materials, including sanitizer, traps, shrink wrap, cardboard, plastic containers, and pallets.
It’ll wind up at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester.
How long will it take? Almost a year, according to officials. Kodak will pay $2.32 million for it.
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