Did you know that globally, humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute and 91% of all plastic is not recycled? On top of that, it is estimated that it takes up to 700 years for a plastic bottle to dissolve.
It’s up to consumers and manufacturers to start making a change to become more sustainable by using recycled material instead of creating virgin material.
Watson Gloves is excited to announce our New Cutting Edge Technology! From the success of our WasteNot™ line in our retail products, we’re bringing to the industrial market the first ever Cut Resistant gloves with polyester made from recycled plastic water bottles. That’s right, each of our new Cut Resistant gloves uses 1 (500mL) plastic water bottle in the manufacturing process.
Due to increased awareness of the harm that plastic pollution produces, there is greater demand for ways to deal with our plastic waste and WasteNot™ is our innovative way to be more sustainable.
Exceptional performance qualities – featuring ANSI Cut A2-A5 in 13gg-18gg, Nitrile and sandy latex options with reinforced thumb saddle for heavy wear areas.
Available now for pre-booking for Spring 2022. Ask your sales rep for more information to get the newest technology on the hands of your workers while bringing an eco-friendly glove to the market.
**Each of our new Cut WasteNot™ gloves using recycled polyester is made from 1 (500mL) plastic water bottle and reduces 8-20g of CO2 emission from using recycled polyester vs virgin polyester.
Polyester, which is used in a majority of fibres in the textile and apparel industry (58%), is harmful to the environment during its production, as it’s made from petroleum derived from chemicals. RPET (recycled polyester), on the other hand, not only helps divert bottles from landfills, but is also less toxic and resource-intensive during its production. Compared to polyester, RPET uses 59% less energy, emits 32% less CO2 emissions, and generates 79% less carbon emissions.
Choosing RPET as a non-virgin material alternative reduces our dependency on fossil fuels, produces a smaller carbon footprint, and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage throughout the supply chain.