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The Fingerprint Legacy

Stop Contributing Landfill- Be Part of the Biodegradable Solution!

Conventional Nitrile Gloves Require 100+ Years to Fully Decompose In Landfill. This Means The Gloves You Disposed Decades Ago Could Be Traced Back To You Today.

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From driving our car to heating our home, the choices we make in our everyday lives leave an impression on the environment.  We’ve heard the term “carbon footprint” often used to describe the amount of carbon being emitted by an activity or organization, but have you heard the newest Eco-term “landfill fingerprint”? Showa┬« 7500PF Blue Biodegradable EBT Nitrile Gloves

A landfill fingerprint is an unintentional legacy created by professional users of single-use nitrile gloves. Because conventional disposable nitrile gloves are made of synthetic rubber, it’s very resistant to microbial attack and requires hundreds of years to achieve degradation in landfill adding to the neverending battle against plastic pollution.

Billions and billions of gloves are worn and disposed in landfill every year and this means virtually every glove ever worn is sadly still buried in landfill - take a minute and think about the magnitude of this problem.

THE  LEGACY

With 10 fingerprints with every change-out, disposed gloves could potentially be traced back to the wearer decades later. While it would be like finding a needle in a hay stack, technically it could be accomplished because discarded conventional gloves will remain intact in  landfill for future generations to inherit.

THE GLOVE INNOVATOR

This waste disposal problem has spurred industrial glove innovator SHOWA® Group to take a growing interest in the biodegradability of single-use nitrile gloves. SHOWA’s products include the world’s first nitrile glove, introduced back in 1991, and the world’s first biodegradable single-use glove, introduced in 2012. Today, SHOWA® delivers the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection in the world. Innovative biodegradabile technologies now allow glove users to toss thier dirty gloves into the trash along with food scraps.

A NEW ERA IN DISPOSABLE HAND PROTECTION HAS ARRIVED

Taking the next step in sustainability, SHOWA® has expanded its biodegradable range of hand protection products that feature their patented soft, low modulus formulation combined with Eco Best Technology® (EBT).  SHOWA’s Eco Best Technology® (EBT) offers the same barrier protection, performance, strength, fit, chemical-resistance and grip as regular nitrile gloves, but is measurably better for the planet!

SHOWA® gloves with Eco Best Technology® are specially engineered with proprietary organic additives that promote accelerated biodegradation in biologically active landfills (which are growing in popularity).  Long-term landfill biodegradation testing from GreenCircle® (an independent certified laboratory) has shown SHOWA’s gloves with EBT achieved 82.0% biodegradation in only 386 days, while gloves without EBT achieved only 1.9% biodegradation over the same time per ASTM D5526 test method. This translates to less disposable P.P.E. resting in landfill and better waste management around the world.

EBT NITRILE GLOVES

Available from SHOWA® Group are latex-free biodegradable gloves in colors green, blue, Hi-viz green and black that meet FDA food contact standards 21CFR, 177.2600 as well as the ASTM D6978-05 standard for use with chemotherapy compounds, fatal toxins (fentanyl) and lastly, planet-friendly gloves include a growing line of reusable chemical-resistant gloves

SHOWA® BIODEGRADABLE SINGLE-USE LATEX-FREE EBT NITRILE GLOVE STYLES

+ SHOWA® 6110PF BIODEGRADABLE GREEN EBT NITRILE GLOVES

+ SHOWA®  6112PF BIODEGRADABLE BLACK EBT NITRILE GLOVES

 + SHOWA® 7500PF BIODEGRADABLE BLUE EBT NITRILE GLOVES

+ SHOWA® 7502PF BIODEGRADABLE BLUE ACCELERATOR-FREE EBT NITRILE GLOVES

2024 NEW ADDITIONS

We can’t change Earth’s past  but we can change its future. Don’t contribute to the problem but be part of a sustainable solution. A new ERA of disposable hand protection has arrived ushering the future of disposable hand protection. Convert your conventional nitrile gloves to our SHOWA® brand  gloves with accelerated biodegradation and divert landfill or boost LEED® points! With SHOWA's® impressive portfolio of biodegradable single use gloves, achieving sustainability is in your hands!

Preserve the planet while protecting your team. MDS offers you a growing portfolio of eco-friendly hand protection. All you need to do is tap the link and …

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