We Can’t Change Earth's Past But We Can Its Future and It Starts With You! Divert Landfill, Stop Plastic Pollution and Go Sustainable Today.
Of the 150 billion pairs of disposable gloves produced annually, an estimated 100 billion pairs are buried in landfill each year — enough to stretch to the moon and back 30 times. And these were pre-pandemic numbers! New research has found that the pandemic has created an estimated 8.4m tons of plastic waste across 193 countries, and about 25,900 tons of that waste has leaked into the ocean.
Litter on land almost always translates to litter in water sources and the pandemic has caused a significant increase in PPE waste. If plastics weren't enough, environmentalists are now concerned about the increase in disposable gloves making its way onto beaches and subsequently into rivers, lakes and oceans where animals, individuals, ecosystems and communities are being negatively impacted.
From accidental ingestion to cross-contamination and clogged sewer lines, typical single-use gloves are wreaking havoc on the planet.
With increased awareness on the importance of disposable gloves arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, people are expected to continue using them even after the pandemic recedes. But don't fret it! If you feel guilty about throwing your gloves into the garbage, then we have something for you!
What's Your Green Initiative?
With so many gloves being consumed, now is the time to consider converting to a healthier choice for the plant. One solution to the rubber solid waste disposal problem is the production of biodegradable single-use nitrile glove gloves!
The future of disposable hand protection has arrived! New glove technologies are introducing GreenCircle® Certified sustainable single-use gloves that are making a positive environmental impact and reducing landfill waste.
Below are two innovative glove manufacturing companies fully committed to manufacturing premium performance protective gloves with limited environmental impact.GIVE SUSTAINABILITY A HAND
- Showa® Nitrile Gloves featuring Eco-Best Technology® (EBT) are certified to biodegrade 82% in a landfill in only 386 days
- SW® Sustainable Solution Nitrile Examination Gloves with EcoTek® are certified to biodegrade 92.6% in a landfill in 2.5 years
These biodegradable gloves do not leave any toxic residue behind and offer the same barrier protection, performance and grip as their regular glove counterparts, but are better for the planet! And they’re competitively priced as well.
Mass consumed, worn once and disposed, today is the right time to consider healthier hand protection solutions for our planet! These latex-free gloves offer the perfect balance between tactility, strength, sustainability and cost.