There comes a time in every girls life when waterproof hand protection is necessary (just don’t ask), and I found myself searching for plastic-free rubber gloves in a hurry.
At first I did not succeed. In fact I was so unsuccessful I had to buy two pairs of rubber gloves in non recyclable plastic packaging URK!! That is a particularly bad plastic crime. But then lo ….the sun came out and shone on Holmefirth Health Shop where they sell these little beauties.
Greentips Household Gloves
Pair of Latex Gloves made from Fairtrade natural rubber. Medium size green colour, flock lined with fairtrade and sustainability sourced logos.
Flock lining and extra weight ensures long life for these gloves. Boxed in recycled CARDBOARD packaging.
So when I have finished my unpleasantly moist tasks and have no further need of them it is claimed they can go onto the compost heap. Though, despite what others say, I have my doubts as to wether latex actually is compostable!
I cannot find an online supplier. The closest I can get is Fairtrade gloves from Big Green Smile – but the packaging appears to be plastic…. BOOOOO! A well thought out product spoilt?
You can buy something similar but much tougher for even nastier jobs from Ethical Superstore