This week we’ve solved another landfill issue – rubber gloves! How many of you end up with rubber gloves to throw away simply because you’ve caught the end of one finger with a knife or speared it with the prong of a fork?
I know many of you have orphan gloves at home, hoping the next time you’ll behead the other glove, only to find by the end of the year you’ve actually got a drawer full of left hand gloves.
I was going to create a glove amnesty; an online dating service for lonely gloves, an adoption agency for the unwanted gloves in the UK, but Mr Green pointed out that he wouldn’t want to stick his hand in a rubber glove that someone else had worn.
Maybe he was on to something or maybe he is overly sensitive, I don’t know…
Anyway, worry no longer because a zero waste solution is here thanks to a subsidiary of Community Foods called “Green Tips“.
Green Tips household gloves are made from 100% FSC certified rubber which means you can cut them up and add to your compost bin, or, a top tip straight from the marketing Director’s mouth – leave them in a hot sunny place, like a greenhouse. Eventually they will become stiff, dry out and crumble into component latex parts.
Oh, and they are wrapped in cardboard, NOT in an unmarked crinkly plastic bag that usually ends up in landfill!
What about you? How do you deal with lonesome rubber gloves?
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