Work-glove producer Traffi has released a new range of gloves, which have been certified as carbon-neutral.
The range has been certified by the Sustainable Future Group and accredited by the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB).
Traffi has calculated the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated in the production of its gloves and as a result, set up ‘carbon insets’ in its supply chain in Sri Lanka. ‘Carbon insetting’ is an investment by a company in projects to reduce emissions within its supply chain.
The company has planted trees across degraded parts of Sri Lanka and is powering some of its factories with biomass pellets instead of fossil fuels.
Traffi claims the new range therefore has zero negative impact on the environment.
The company says the GHG emissions of 1,000 pairs of the gloves amounts to just under a kilogram of carbon dioxide. Therefore, it claims that using 5,500 pairs of these gloves instead of 5,000 pairs of gloves with an unknown level of emissions is the equivalent of saving one acre of forest.
Traffi claims the gloves are much stronger than standard nitrile gloves and hopes a longer lifespan will reduce the number of nitrile gloves being discarded to landfill.