Give the planet a helping hand
Clinical waste disposal regulations mean that most of the gloves you use end up in landfill. Avalon can help with this
GloveOn Avalon is a HACCP certified glove that provides complete protection for the wearer and helps reduce any potential spread of bacteria and virus.
GloveOn Avalon is a high tensile strength glove that helps provide complete protection for both nurses and patients from infection spread by contact.
GloveOn Avalon is a comfortable, non-irritating medical grade glove that provides protection against a range of hazardous materials for healthcare workers.
GloveOn Avalon is a high-quality medical grade exam glove that provides complete protection from the spread of virus for hospital staff and patients.
GloveOn Avalon is a chemical resistant glove that offers protection from incidental splashes or contact with lab chemicals.
Waste is an unavoidable reality
We get it. Seeing single use items stack up can feel overwhelming and out of your control. It seems like there’s nothing you can do, you are duty-bound – despite the potential harm to the planet.
Fact: It’s estimated that over 65 BILLION gloves are used every month!*
The problem with traditional plastics is they can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfill.† Just because a glove is made from natural sources such as the rubber tree, that doesn’t mean it biodegrades.
Gloves exposed to landfill microorganisms
When microbes identify a food source, they send out chemical signals to other microbes which then colonise on the glove and begin to consume it
Gloves are consumed by microorganisms
Over time, the glove is consumed through a natural process called mineralisation, leaving behind organic material such as inert humus, CO2 and methane gas
Gloves quickly biodegrade
After only 490 days the gloves have undergone 90% biodegradation (tested based on ASTM D5511)
Hope is on the horizon
Biodegradable plastics offer the promise of a brighter future. They degrade through interactions with microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and algae and are converted back into carbon dioxide and water over a period of months or years, as opposed to decades or centuries ‡
Persist in the environment
Degrade slowly over decades or centuries
When degrading in landfill toxins leach into the ground
Can also seep into water supplies
Only takes months to decompose
Biodegrades through microbial activity
Breaks down into biogas, water and inert soil
GloveOn Avalon — gloves that biodegrade through mineralisation
Mun Global is a leading supplier of gloves and medical consumables across the globe. In response to the deepening environmental crises faced by our planet, we have created a new type of glove. One that is specifically designed to quickly decompose within landfill conditions. So now you can have a hand in helping the health of the planet whilst you work!
GloveOn Avalon gloves biodegrade 30% in 202 days in landfill
Reduce the impact and give the planet a helping hand
GloveOn Avalon has been specially formulated with an additive that attracts microbes found in landfill and anaerobic digesters. These microbes break down the glove’s polymers through a process called mineralisation.
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