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Have you made the switch to bioplastics?

Single use plastics are the largest contributor to plastic waste in terrestrial and marine environments, threatening the overall health and wellbeing of their local ecosystems. 1

Switching to bioplastics can reduce the environmental impacts of single use plastics.


What are bioplastics?

The term bioplastic refers to plastics derived from renewable materials or plastics that are biodegradable. 

Biodegradable plastics are plastics that degrade by interacting with microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi, thereby not obstructing the natural processes of surrounding environments. 

93% of plastic waste ends up in landfills or oceans.



GloveOn Avalon gloves biodegrade up to 30% in <7 months in landfill conditions.

Long-term tests that replicated landfill environments with low heat, high pressure and limited oxygen, found that 30% of biodegradation in 202 days (ASTM D5526)

GloveOn Avalon gloves biodegrade up to 90% in <1.5 years in anaerobic digesters.

Tests that replicated degradation of materials in high solids in landfill bioreactor environments, determined that 90% of biodegradation in 490 days. 





Emadian et al. 2017; Narancic et al. 2018