SW® Sustainable Solutions EcoTek® Biodegradable Nitrile Exam Gloves



Versatile, tactile and affordable, single-use gloves are worn practically everywhere nowadays. The most popular single-use gloves being used today are latex-free nitrile examination gloves. Mass consumed in healthcare, food processing, laboratory, law enforcement, tattoo, spas/salons and dentistry, they are worn and changed out several times a day.

Disposable gloves provide important barrier protection against infection, contamination and minimize potential cross-contamination of germs and bacteria. Unfortunately there’s a dark side to using single-use gloves.

Worn and disposed several times a day every day, an estimated 180 billion pairs (or 1 million tons) of gloves are tossed in the garbage each year resulting in hand protection waste buried in landfill. Sadly studies have shown it can take 200+ years for nitrile and vinyl gloves to biodegrade and these numbers are expected to increase vastly with a growing and aging population. This means that virtually every nitrile glove ever worn is still in landfill.

SW® Sustainable Solutions (formerly SW Safety Solutions) specializes in manufacturing, R&D and hand health technologies to provide premium hand protection products that enhance worker performance.

SW® brings a different approach to the category. An approach that involves applying industry insight and an investment in manufacturing innovation to find better ways to advance worker safety, improve hand health, sustainability and increase job performance.

Sustainable Single-Use Nitrile Exam Gloves That's Revolutionizing Disposable Hand Protection

Sustainable Single-Use Colored Nitrile Exam Gloves


EcoTek® is a GreenCircle® Certified proprietary SW® biodegradable nitrile formula that is making a difference and positive impact on the environment. This special additive enables nitrile gloves to break down or biodegrade in landfill over a much shorter time than conventional gloves breaking down by 92.6% in only 2.5 years under test method ASTM D5526-12 and without any glove performance loss!

Eco-Tek® is featured on these SW® Latex-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves:

These innovative biodegradable disposable powder-free nitrile gloves deliver unmatched comfort, dexterity and will perform, fit and feel the same as conventional nitrile type disposable gloves except they’re much better for Earth!

The future of disposable hand protection has arrived! If you’re seeking single-use nitrile examination gloves, you can make a positive impact on our planet! Now is the time to cover your team, protect our planet and switch to one of these sustainable styles today!

We Can’t Change Earth's Past But We Can Change Its Future and It Starts With You! Divert Landfill, Stop Plastic Pollution and Go Sustainable Today.

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