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Traffi Safe launches World’s First Carbon Neutral disposable gloves

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Traffi Safe receives the Zero Carbon Certificate from Sanith de Silva Wijeyeratne, CEO, CCC and Jon Clarkson, Head of Sustainability and Technical, Traffi Safe
Traffi Safe receives the Zero Carbon Certificate from Sanith de Silva Wijeyeratne, CEO, CCC and Jon Clarkson, Head of Sustainability and Technical, Traffi Safe

Traffi Safe Limited, industry leaders in the sphere of hand protection and pioneers of the colour-coded safety glove system, have once again demonstrated their commitment towards making the earth a safer planet by launching the first Zero Carbon Certified Disposable Rubber Gloves.

Already equipped with numerous sustainability certifications including Zero Carbon Certification for their Organisational Operations as well as Certified Carbon-Inset for another line of gloves in their range, Traffi is no stranger to the cause of a sustainable future.

Traffi Safe worked with The Carbon Consulting Company (CCC), one of South Asia’s leading Integrated Sustainability Solutions Providers, to assess the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of their TD02 Sustain Tri Polymer Disposable Glove. 

TD02 Sustain is a tri polymer disposable glove, which means only a small portion of the disposable glove is made up of synthetic rubber (nitrile), and therefore, the percentage of petrochemicals released into the atmosphere is significantly lower than that of a standard nitrile disposable glove.

It uses 85% less energy per tonne to process natural rubber compared to their counterparts resulting in a lower Carbon Footprint, and a 25% increase in stretch and comfort leads to less hand fatigue as well as being cooler to the skin thanks to the new 3TP Technology. The gloves are manufactured in Sri Lanka using a higher percentage of locally sourced raw materials.

A Certified Zero Carbon Company, Traffi Safe Limited had also improved its environmental performance with a reduction of its corporate emissions by a substantial 43% from the previous year. These reductions were driven by the green-oriented team at Traffi Safe, who managed to reduce their commuting emissions by 62% and generator usage by 84%, further reiterating the overarching emphasis that the company places on sustainability.

Traffi Safe Limited Director Adrian James commenting on their achievement, stated; “Our commitment to developing truly sustainable products means we work with new materials and formulations, to challenge the norm, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the TD02. We’ve worked extensively in reducing latex proteins to levels below detection, and yet created a product that is stronger and more comfortable than ever before. A great product that displays innovation and a significant CO2 saving is a first, and we are now continuing our journey in taking these achievements, even further”.

Accepting the certificate on behalf of the company, Jon Clarkson, Head of Sustainability and Technical at Traffi Safe, remarked, “We continue on our journey to bring real fully validated sustainable benefits to our customers. The level of data required was immense.”

CEO of CCC, Sanith De Silva Wijeyeratne, commended Traffi Safe and all parties involved in reaching this milestone. “The experience of working with a committed and dedicated team such as Traffi is a rewarding one.”

Monday, March 21, 2022 – 01:00

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