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GreenCircle Certification - Sustainable Gloves that are Better for the Planet

by mdsassociates
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 08:00 am

GreenCircle Certified Hand ProtectionLook for the GreenCircle Certified Stamp!
Founded in 2009, GreenCircle Certification was developed after encountering many false and unsubstantiated biodegradability claims in the marketplace.

Now internationally recognized as a third-party certification entity, GreenCircle Certification processes provide independent verification that sustainability claims of an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid, and verified. GreenCircle is also ISO 17065 compliant, following industry requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services.

Better Gloves for a Healthier Planet

In a time where waste has become so problematic that is it common to find masks and disposable gloves littered just about everywhere, there are two dedicated and innovative glove companies that are proving their committment to sustainability and producing biodegradable single-use latex-free nitrile gloves and nitrile coated barrier gloves that are GreenCircle Certified.

SHOWA® | The Originator Of The First Biodegradable Nitrile Glove

From the first family of low-modulus, single use latex-free gloves, SHOWA® glove has achieved the GreenCircle certification for 8 protective gloves that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified for biodegradable claims.  SHOWA® gloves with Eco Best Technology® (EBT) are engineered with ingredients that promote accelerated biodegradation in biologically active landfills. The ASTM D5526-12 certification demonstrated that SHOWA® Eco-Best Technology® gloves achieved 82% biodegradation in only 386 days while gloves without EBT achieved only 1.9% biodegradation over the same time. That means less PPE sitting in landfills for decades and better waste management around the world.

SW® | Premier Manufacturer

SW® has been a premier manufacturer of single-use gloves for decades and has achieved GreenCircle Certification for 14 protective gloves that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified for biodegradable claims. The ASTM D5526-12 certification demonstrated that SW® EcoTek® gloves achieved 92.6% biodegradation in 2.5 years. Their single-use glove styles continuously push the boundaries of quality, while innovative materials and manufacturing technologies enhance worker performance and fuel business success.


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