Carbon neutral industrial strength safety glove scrubs up well

4 March 2021

Arco, provider of safety wear and solutions for multiple sectors, is working closely with hand protection specialist Traffi to provide Arco customers with the world’s first carbon neutral safety glove range - which also boasts an extended wash-life.

As signatories of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), Arco is committed to cutting carbon, water and waste across its product ranges. Traffi’s new Life Extending Technology (LXT) Carbon Neutral collection marks a new environmental standard for safety gloves and progresses Arco’s ongoing journey towards a sustainable future.

The LXT range ensures Arco customers can access a high-quality glove that does not sacrifice the environment’s needs or worker hand health. To reach net-zero, Traffi worked with its glove production partner to calculate the total greenhouse gases emitted from the production of its LXT glove range. The process, supported by The Carbon Consulting Company and The Sustainable Future Group, resulted in a final figure that enabled Traffi to select a globally recognised carbon reduction project to compensate for its emissions. Through this initiative, Traffi reduced its carbon footprint for the LXT range to net-zero.

Traffi’s LXT life extending technology means the LXT cut protection range of gloves last longer. LXT gloves are certified washable for three washes and tested to EN388 2016 after being laundered. This results in lower daily costs, helping businesses to save money and reduce waste.

Danny Hobson, Head of Ethics and Sustainability at Arco, says: “Our core purpose is to keep people safe. As a fifth-generation, family-owned business, showing respect for people and regard for the planet means future generations will have the opportunity to stay safe and protected too. Although we’re early in our greener journey, we’re committed to the goal. In helping to bring great initiatives like Traffi’s to the market, we’re paving the way for other manufacturers to follow suit as, together, we work to make our planet that little bit greener.”

To learn more about Traffi’s new Life Extending Technology (LXT) carbon neutral collection visit here.

To find out more about the glove from Arco, please click here



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