Companies Use Better Gloves to Make Large Environmental Impact
High-Quality Disposable Gloves Reduce Companies' Glove Usage and Disposed Waste
The FDA Food Code represents current guidelines for food safety in the US and stipulates food handlers should not handle ready-to-eat food with bare hands, rather by using utensils such as single-use gloves.
In the US the most common glove used for food handling are vinyl gloves. Because of the poor quality of vinyl glove raw materials, these must be made thicker, rip frequently and can contain harmful toxins and chemicals known to affect the glove wearer and the food they handle. Switching to a lightweight high-quality nitrile glove instantly lowers glove usage and waste, with subsequent reductions in emissions and water during production.
Business' environmental impact also includes the identification and reduction of chemicals, by responsible sourcing and product selection. Dioxins and toxic emissions are released during vinyl glove manufacturing and disposal, one of the many reasons Eagle stopped selling vinyl gloves in early 2018. Eagle Protect's glove manufacturers are audited regularly and must pass the Eagle Supplier Code of Conduct, assessing their environmental impact, quality and staff conditions. Labor issues have frequently been exposed in glove manufacturing, and many factories are polluters to the environment. Eagle's Child Labor Free and B Corp certifications further negate any issues in their supply chain.
Consumer and customer demand is pre-empting companies throughout the U.S. to focus on reducing waste and carbon emissions across their supply chain. From food processors such as Organic Valley, Cliff Bar and Plum Organics, to large companies working toward zero waste to landfills such as Unilever, Toyota and Google, these companies are proof being better for this world doesn't affect jobs or reduce profits.
With Eagle Protect's focus on reducing their customers waste and environmental impact, reviewing the gloves your business purchases is a simple yet tangible start to reducing your carbon emissions.
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