GloveOn Avalon

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.
Biodegradable gloves
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As a healthcare worker, waste is an unavoidable reality.

We get it. Working in healthcare and 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 to help your patients — despite the potential harm to the planet.

Glove Disposal

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.

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.

Conventional Plastics

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
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Biodegradable Plastics

Only takes months to decompose
Biodegrades through microbial activity
Breaks down into biogas, water and inert soil

Introducing GloveOn Avalon — gloves that biodegrade through mineralisation

Introducing 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 biodegradable gloves
30 %
GloveOn Avalon gloves biodegrade 30% in 202 days in landfill
Gloves exposed to micro-organisms

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 consumed by micro-organisms

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 biodegrade

Gloves quickly biodegrade

After only 490 days the gloves have undergone 90% biodegradation (tested based on ASTM D5511).

Reduce the impact of healthcare and give the planet a helping hand

MUN Global

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.

Register your interest today to find out more and start reducing your impact on the planet.

Available at

EBOS Healthcare
SSS Australia
Team Medical Supplies
Dentavision

Footnotes

* Prata JC, Silva ALP, Walker TR, Duarte AC, Rocha-Santos T. COVID-19 pandemic repercussions on the use and management of plastics. Environ Sci Technol 2020 ;54:7760 – 5. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c02178 pmid: 32531154.

 Kubowicz, S, Booth, AM 2017, “Biodegradability of Plastics: Challenges and Misconceptions”, Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 51, no. 21, pp. 12058–12060.

 Selke, S, Auras, R, Nguyen, TA, Aguirre, EC, Cheruvathur, R, Liu, Y 2015, “Evaluation of biodegradation-Promoting Additives for Plastics”, Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 3769–3777.

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