A Huge Sustainable Opportunity You're Missing

It’s pretty easy to think of typical company sustainability practices:Disposable Gloves Sustainable Opportunity

  • No straws

  • Don’t print unless necessary

  • Reduce unnecessary packaging

It’s a lot harder to step back, think outside the box and recognize less-mainstream opportunities to make sustainable changes.

It’s your lucky day because we’ve got a great sustainability idea for you - disposable gloves!

Yes, at first it sounds like an oxymoron. No, we’re not kidding. Hear us out. Think of the opportunity. A majority of companies use disposable gloves - thousands of them every single day! Gloves are a safety necessity and even mandated for food companies by the FDA. There is not a great solution to recycle them - yet. That does not mean we can’t do them better.

A More Sustainable Glove

The idea of a more sustainable glove is two-fold. In addition to making your staff happy with a great glove that works, you get credit for presenting a creative idea that will reduce your business’ glove use, waste and overall environmental impact.

How Does It Work?

The overall concept is that a stronger but thinner glove (like our Sensitives, FineTOUGH or Derma2 nitriles) would decrease:

  • Glove Use

    • Strong gloves have lower failure rates = reduced usage

  • Waste

    • Stronger gloves = Less gloves used and discarded

    • Thinner gloves = reduced waste weight

  • Water Use

    • Less gloves used requires less gloves to be made (glove manufacturing is a water intense process)

  • Packaging

    • Thinner gloves require smaller boxes

  • Carbon Emissions

    • Smaller boxes pack and ship more efficiently, allowing more gloves to be shipped by fewer vehicles

    • Reduced usage = reduced container shipments


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"I Can’t Sacrifice Safety"

A more sustainable glove initiative is a pretty straightforward concept, but the glove still has to work, right? Correct, Eagle gloves can do both! High-quality materials and processes produce high-quality gloves that provide superior protection, as certified by our Delta Zero third-party proprietary tests.  

"Can I Afford It?"

Let’s talk cost, that’s important. It has to fit in your budget. High-quality gloves cost more than cheap disposable gloves. True. But using fewer gloves allows a company to order less gloves. From our experience, we’ve typically been able to upgrade a customer to a better and more sustainable glove while remaining cost neutral. Read a case study about Nature’s Bakery and how they fixed their ripping gloves problem while saving cost.

Bonus #1: No Changes to Worker Processes

Changes are hard to implement. Using a more sustainable glove will allow your company to reduce its environmental impact without retraining your staff or implementing any new processes.

Bonus #2: Customers Care

Consumers care about sustainability. They will appreciate your new initiative.

Curious about a more sustainable disposable glove? Let’s talk.

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