Introducing Biodegradable Gloves

Ecodynamics have ridden all single use plastic gloves
Published
27 June 2022
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Ecodynamics has recently made the switch to biodegradable gloves.

Sourcing from Stay Safe we are contributing to our vision of creating Greener futures. We have implemented biodegradable gloves across all divisions of our company to help reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in our landfills and oceans. Our company purchased approximately 10,000 pairs of gloves last year that went to landfill to never degrade.

With single use plastics being the major contributor to plastic waste we have ridden all plastic gloves from our company to better our environments.

We have made an agreement to Stay Safe that 1.) to remove non biodegradables from our inventory and, 2.) to re-stock with biodegradable gloves. From July 1st we have announced a blanket band from Single Use Non-Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves.

Stay Safe

Stay Safe, our preferred supplier, is a leading provider of Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment to a wide range of industries. Stay Safe have focused on providing sustainability goods that align with our vision through supplying biodegradable gloves.

Their gloves are designed to break down typical nitrile gloves in landfills; however, instead of taking decades to biodegrade, these gloves will only take months or a couple of years.

This is due to interactions with microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae, and are transformed back into carbon dioxide and water. Their unique structure keeps the strength and flexibility of a nitrile glove while only allowing the biodegradation process to begin once under landfill conditions.

 

The world produces over 30 million tonnes in plastic waste with 93% of it ending up in landfills or oceans.
Our Nursery Crew giving our new biodegradable gloves the thumbs up!
Nursery Crew Member Ash using our new biodegradable gloves while propagating plants today