Decoding “Environmentally Friendly Gloves”: Your Eco-Friendly Disposable Glove Guide

Eco-friendly disposable gloves are gaining popularity as more people seek sustainable alternatives to traditional disposable gloves.

Here at Glubbs we get asked a lot of questions about what makes our eco-friendly disposable gloves “eco-friendly”, what makes our biodegradable disposable gloves “biodegradable” and overall, what are the best eco friendly gloves out there! 

We are here to hold your hand in your journey to becoming a more sustainable business owner or just more environmentally conscious in general. Remember that nobody can be perfectly eco-friendly but it is the little actions, the minor swaps that go hand in hand to create the massive change that we all desire to see. 

Let's get into some of the things that might be on your mind when you think about eco-friendly disposable gloves!

Are “eco-friendly disposable gloves even real?

YES! Vetted, science backed biodegradable gloves and eco-friendly gloves do exist. Eco-friendly disposable gloves are those that are scientifically proven to decompose, reducing their environmental impact. However, speed is essential here and sustainable gloves should break down in under 10 years.

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Are latex rubber gloves, eco-friendly gloves?

We get this one a lot!

Actually traditional rubber gloves themselves are more eco-friendly than Nitrile and Vinyl variations as they are made from natural rubber. Latex gloves fall into this category and take +/- 50 years to break down; not the worst. However, the increased tapping of rubber trees has led to substantial deforestation which makes latex unsustainable. 

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What are the most environmentally friendly gloves?

The most environmentally friendly gloves are biodegradable nitrile gloves, like Glubbs™. These gloves are designed to biodegrade naturally, reducing waste and pollution.

Wait, hang on! Doesn’t nitrile take 200+ years to biodegrade?

Ah biodegradable nitrile gloves, like Glubbs gloves are primarily made of biodegradable nitrile, a synthetic material that breaks down in the environment, leaving no harmful residues behind.

How do these biodegradable nitrile gloves work?

In the case of Glubbs™ which are developed with Climate Smart Tech™ a Bio-Additive in the glove attracts microorganisms in landfill soil that break the gloves down into organic materials in 3-5 years. 

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Who are these gloves for?

Glubbs eco-gloves serve various purposes, making them suitable for healthcare professionals, food service workers, and everyday household tasks. They provide the same level of protection as traditional gloves while being eco-conscious.


Q: Who are these gloves not for?

Nitrile is sensitive to heat, so do not use our eco-friendly gloves if you work with high temperatures. We would recommend thicker work gloves and there are eco-friendly alternatives to these kinds of gloves too! We also do not recommend you use Glubbs with acetone. 

We’re here to lend a helping hand for you to make an informed decision:

When choosing disposable gloves, look for options labeled as biodegradable or compostable. Biodegradable nitrile gloves are an excellent choice as they are medical grade, food safe and are preferred for applications that require frequent glove changes. Biodegradable nitrile gloves also decompose naturally, contributing to a more sustainable future. By opting for Glubbs eco gloves, you can protect both yourself and the environment.


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