Rubber gloves have been around for a long time creating a protective barrier between the skin of our hands and the outside environment. The majority of these gloves are made out of latex which has two main issues in today’s society. First, people can have some severe allergies to latex which can cause severe irritation and allergic reactions if used or worn. Additionally, these gloves are known to be not eco-friendly. You could throw a pair in the garbage, wait over a 1000 years and come back and find the same pair in pretty much the same condition.
Thankfully the environment was just given a new lease on life when it comes to rubber nitrile gloves in a product called Green-Dex. They accelerate the biodegradation of the gloves over a shorter lifespan. These gloves will start to see significant changes in their structure within 5 months that other comparable gloves will see little if any. Additionally, these gloves have a long shelf life to other gloves on the market and do not breakdown until they make it to the landfill. With uses in the Janitorial, intricate product handling, laboratory analysis, automotive and technical maintenance, nitrile rubber gloves (Green-Dex) have never looked so good.