One of the hardest things for us to do. Even if the reasoning is justified, even if everyone has bought in. Changing habits can cause resistance.
Have you considered Eagle can make your business more sustainable and eliminate waste without implementing any process changes? Sound good? We can do this by simply changing your disposable gloves.
Eagle Protect FineTOUGH nitrile are new technology, lightweight and strong gloves. FineTOUGHs allow users to receive more product in less packaging, and will reduce both your glove and packaging disposal waste, as well as water use during manufacturing and transport carbon emissions.
Read more about why FineTOUGHs are an environmentally better disposable glove.
Although Vinyl (PVC) gloves are banned in Japan for food handling due to their well documented adverse effects on health, they still remain the most common glove for food handling in the US. Because of their brittleness and propensity to puncture, vinyl gloves are manufactured much thicker. Studies prove a 10-fold increase in average failure rate of vinyl gloves compared to nitrile gloves - a high failure rate indicates a higher rate of disposal.
We estimate by changing from vinyl to our higher-quality nitrile gloves, a company’s overall glove use would decrease around 15-25%. The weight of gloves to be disposed would also decrease due to lighter individual glove weight (FineTOUGHS weigh 2.6g the average vinyl is around 5g).
FineTOUGHs can reduce your companies environmental impact by:
- Minimizing glove & packaging waste disposal
- Reducing shipping & transport emissions
- Decreasing water use in glove manufacturing
Added sustainability without sacrificing food safety, and importantly, no change of process required!
NO HABIT CHANGE
As long as gloves are being used correctly...you’re good! The Eagle Protect FineTOUGHs are a more sustainable glove so there’s no need to change any employee habits. Simply switch the disposable glove being used and you’re on your way to reducing your environmental impact. In fact, employees will thank you for a better quality glove. Wearing a thick, hard, poor-quality glove for 8 hours each day can lead to many issues for glove wearers, including reduced efficiency and dermal and muscular problems.