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SHOWA IS FULLY COMMITTED TO MANUFACTURING PREMIUM, PERFORMANCE PROTECTIVE GLOVES WITH LIMITED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ®

SHOWA is the first ever PPE company to develop and launch Biodegradable gloves and today the first protective glove company to give brand transparency on our EBT biodegradation claim.

SHOWA glove has achieved the GreenCircle certification for 8 protective gloves from our range that meet all the necessary qualifications to be certified “Biodegradable”.

The ASTM D5526 certification demonstrated that SHOWA EBT gloves achieved 82% biodegradation in only 386 days, while gloves without EBT achieved only 1.9% biodegradation over the same period of time.

GREENCIRLCE BIODEGRADABLE CERTIFICATION DESIGNED TO:

  • Assure our customers of our sustainable effort
  • Offer a comparison attribute with other sustainable product claims
  • Provide a baseline for measuring and tracking various sustainable product and manufacturing specific attributes
  • Protect against false claims and identify trustworthy biodegradable glove manufacturers

SHOWA protective gloves certified GreenCircle

ASTM D5526 Standard Test Method

Standard Test Method for Determining Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under Accelerated Landfill Conditions.

This test method covers determination of the degree and rate of anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials in an accelerated-landfill test environment.

ASTM D5526 Standard Test Method

About GreenCircle Certified, LLC

GreenCircle Certified is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid, and verified.

Biodegradable certification demonstrates an organization’s commitment to utilize materials and develop products that will completely break down and return to nature within a reasonably short period of time after customary disposal and reduce reliance on materials that do not decompose, thereby reducing the amount of waste in landfills.

GreenCircle Certified’s (GreenCircle’s) Biodegradable Certification was developed after encountering many false and unsubstantiated biodegradability claims in the marketplace.”