The US food industry uses roughly 30 billion disposable gloves per year – without even considering the other industries or countries that are using disposable gloves, this is already tens of billions of gloves ending up in landfill each year. With Covid-19 severely impacting most of the world, the use of disposable gloves is rising exponentially and with this, comes great harm to the environment. As disposable gloves are unrecyclable, conventional single-use gloves only add to the plastic pollution on our planet. Even latex gloves made from natural rubbers take years to biodegrade due to the other chemicals added to the gloves and that’s not to say they biodegrade without toxic residues. "Biodegradable plastic gloves" are not any better for the planet as they are usually simply plastic gloves with a chemical additive that cause it to disintegrate into tiny pieces of microplastic!
BioPak compostable gloves help keep both people and the planet healthy. Our disposable food handling gloves are suitable for anywhere where hygiene is a priority. They are BPA-free, latex-free and food safe. They are certified home compostable to AS5810, industrially compostable to AS5736, and carbon neutral. After use, they can be safely disposed of with food waste in the compost bin without any toxic residues remaining. They are designed to fit in with the circular economy where there is no waste.