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Friday, June 12, 2009

Glove Guru starting biodegradable packaging initiative


I need your help!


Gloves are a huge business and nearly all gloves are packaged in film produced with petro-chemicals which we know is bad for the environment and worse when disposed and not recycled.


We also know that industrial glove consumers rarely recycle product packaging which adds to the problem since they are the largest end user.


Effective immediately, my company, GO Gloves™ (Gloves-Online.com) will begin converting to 100% biodegradable (compostable) packaging for our own brands which is expected to be completed in 6 months. We will begin to encourage our suppliers (you know who you are) to switch to biodegradable packaging. Notably: We are even switching to biodegradable packaging for sending glove samples.


It doesn’t matter if you’re a consumer or an industrial user. I need your help to support this initiative by making a comment to this post. It would also help if you send a link to this post to other individuals who may share the same concern. I want our suppliers and even our competitors to see your support to this initiative.


You can also contact the IGA (International Glove Association) at gloves@windstream.net to let them know you support biodegradable packaging. The IGA is the watchdog and voice of the glove industry.


Together, we can make this happen. I appreciate your help and support in improving our environment.


Footnote: If anyone needs assistance on PLA (polylactide) Film biodegradable packaging made from annually renewable plants, please let me know. Since most all gloves are manufactured in Asia, a conversion to PLA film packaging will be easy. PLA films and labels are readily available in Asia.


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9 comments:

VW said...

Sounds easy to do. What is PLA firm made from?

Glove Guru said...

PLA film (Polylactic acid or Polyactide is a biodegradable, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch or sugarcane.

For more information, please go to the following link at Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid

Cowbellman said...

Way to go ! Another fine initiative by the Glove Guru!

Anonymous said...

GO GREEN! Great idea!

Home Team Handz said...

Your friends at Home Team Handz fully support this initiative.

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