Medical Grade Vinyl Gloves and Latex Gloves are the most commonly used across the Care Sector. Latex Disposable Gloves are popular for being strong whilst providing great sensitivity when performing precise tasks. They often have textured finger and palm areas which provide enhanced grip. Latex should conform to BS EN455, Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4, so make sure you look out for this when buying your disposable gloves. Medical Grade Vinyl Gloves, also known as latex free gloves are strong and a great for day to day tasks. Being latex free they are ideal for latex allergy sufferers. latex free gloves are a lot cheaper than other glove variations, and conform to BS EN 455 parts 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Kitchens are full of legislative rules and hygiene standards, so it’s useful to know which disposable gloves will suit your situation best. Blue Vinyl are ideal for kitchen environments, easily located due to the bright colour, similar to blue plasters! Nitrile are perfect when working with animal fats or citrus, due to being more resistant to fats and acids compared to the others. Not to mention they are durable and extremely comfortable, ideal for chopping foods. Polythene are a good choice for general food preparation when frequent changes are required, for instance preparing meals for different food tolerances.
Are Disposable Gloves Biodegradable?
Disposable gloves are not biodegradable and should be disposed with 'black bag' waste.
Are Disposable Gloves Recyclable?
Disposable Gloves cannot be recycled through conventional facilities. If you are looking to recycle your PPE we recommend using TerraCycle
Can Disposable Gloves Be Washed & Reused?
Disposable Gloves are designed for single-use only as they may carry infectious diseases and bacteria. Disposable Gloves should be changed after each contact with a patient.