The World’s First Biodegradable Nitrile Glove

The World’s First Biodegradable Nitrile Glove

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Originally appeared on Lab Manager.

In industries ranging from retail to sanitation, gloves get used a lot. Gloves keep hands safe, and they allow wearers to do better work. When the job is done, the gloves come off—but where do they go? In many cases, they go in the trash. Millions of disposable gloves are used every year, and they have become a major issue for the environment due to their harmful materials. Thankfully, there is a solution.

Showa, the inventors of the first latex free single use nitrile glove (N-DEX®), now bring you the world’s first biodegradable nitrile glove. The company's engineers surpass their previous standard of innovation yet again with GREEN-DEX™ 100% Biodegradable Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves with Eco-Best Technology™ (EBT™). Consider the number of nitrile gloves used every day. Each one takes over 100 years to fully break down. EBT™ does not compromise any protection or performance, and they return to organic matter in only one to five years, creating a world of difference in every glove. Now, they’re available at Black Box Safety.

As you might have guessed from our name, safety is our number one priority here at Black Box Safety. That priority starts with providing high-quality protective products to working professionals, but it doesn’t stop there. It also includes protecting our planet. That’s why we’re proud to carry a diverse selection of eco-friendly solutions, like the biodegradable gloves you’ll find here. Browse our inventory for biodegradable nitrile gloves in a number of colors, sizes, and lengths. Both protective and biodegradable, nitrile is an excellent choice for eco-friendly employers looking to make a difference with their product purchases.

The box/dispenser these gloves come packaged in is made from either 100 percent recycled paper or 100 percent post-consumer waste. These gloves provide excellent hand protection in a wide range of industry such as food processing, health care, pharmaceutical, organic foods, museums, agriculture, automotive, petrochemical, public utilities, landscaping, janitorial, and more. Made from materials which comply with federal regulations for food contact 21CFR, 177.2600.

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