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ECO BEST TECHNOLOGY®

SHOWA'S BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCT RANGE

SHOWA’s revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT) makes a difference to the environment, without any compromise in protection and performance.

Launched in 2012, our biodegradable nitrile gloves are the industry’s first, and today, SHOWA offers the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection in the market.

 

SAME QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION, BETTER FOR THE PLANET.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IS THE ONLY DIFFERENCE

Did you know that of the 150 billion pairs of gloves produced every year, an estimated 100 billion pairs of gloves are thrown away each year? As a result, piles of gloves end up in landfills each year.

 

SHOWA's gloves with Eco Best Technology (EBT) are engineered for accelerated biodegradation in biologically active landfills. Independent certified laboratories performing long-term landfill biodegradation testing according to ASTM D5526-12 reported that Showa's gloves with EBT achieved 82.0% biodegradation in only 386 days, while gloves without EBT achieved only 1.9% biodegradation over the same period of time. These results may not be indicative of future biodegradation.

 

 

HOW ECO BEST TECHNOLOGY WORKS

EBT accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile to organic substances in biologically active landfills:

 

[ 1 ]  EBT materials are added to the nitrile during production 

 

[ 2 ] Gloves are disposed

 

[ 3 ] Gloves are transferred and discarded into biologically active landfills 

 

[ 4 ] Microorganisms break down the EBT gloves

 

[ 5 ] Organic soil and biogas is left in its place

SHOWA IS DEDICATED TO SUSTAINABILITY

To us, sustainability isn’t just a commitment, it’s part of our legacy. Our EBT biodegradable nitrile gloves are the industry’s first, and today, SHOWA offers the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection on the market. EBT is a next step in our sustainability journey: a way to reduce the impact that gloves have on the environment.

 

This strategy remains a primary focus as we expand EBT into every color and thickness within our product offering, including reusable gloves. This way we can meet the demands of today, without compromising for tomorrow.

 

Join SHOWA and find your EBT glove below.

Together we can make the difference.

 

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