Globus introduces world's first biodegradable nitrile disposable glove

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Renowned for introducing revolutionary hand protection products, Globus has launched GREEN-DEXTM from Showa Best – the first nitrile disposable glove that fully biodegrades in landfills.

green-dex-biodegradable-nitrile-gloves-webI would like to stress here that it says “fully biodegrades in landfills”; it does not say nor mean that it is compostable and especially not compostable in the compost heap at home.

Nitrile disposable gloves continue to gain popularity with consumers for their snug fit and tough resistance to tears, unlike latex ones; making them ideal to wear for a wide range of chores around the home as well as delicate gardening tasks. It can even be worn under other gardening gloves to provide water resistance.

GREEN-DEX provides users with a comfortable 'second-skin' feel and barrier protection against a variety of greases, oils and chemicals and because it doesn't contain any natural rubber latex, it can be worn by anyone with a latex sensitivity.

The unique biodegradation process is achieved thanks to innovative Eco Best Technology = (EBT) from Showa Best. EBT accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters as validated by independent certified laboratories using internationally recognized test methods. Unlike GREEN-OEX, regular

nitrile gloves cannot attract enough microbial activity to begin breaking down the polymer's molecular structure.

GREEN-OEX is available in boxes of 20 Single gloves in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large and packaging is made from 100% recycled material.

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I am currently running those gloves on test and so far can but say that I like them and they perform very well indeed, better than the blue nitrile gloves as used by police and medics and about equal to the stronger black ones. As to the biodegradability I cannot comment as I, personally, cannot conduct a test on that.

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Disclosure: I received a sample pack of those gloves for review purposes at the Garden Press Event 2014, but all opinions here are mine.

The GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW received no compensation for any component of this article.