While I would love to turn it into a show or a musical, the “Blue Glove Group” may not be appearing in Las Vegas anytime soon. At least not on stage… I dedicated a recent trip to Sin City to promoting a new brand of biodegradable disposable gloves to local restaurants on and off the strip. Despite the current strike from an important sector of the local Culinary Workers Union, people seem to warm up to the idea. The gloves, made by green industry upstart company EcoGloves, are color coded for added convenience.
The Clear Gloves are available in eyebrow-raising singles packets, that may require some explanation if found in a pocket by your spouse. They also come in boxes of 100 and are perfectly safe to add to your natural compost for home kitchens. The Pink and Blue gloves are streamlined for commercial use in kitchens, salons, medical offices and anywhere disposable gloves are in use . While more protective for hands, and discarded with regular trash, they biodegrade from landfills within 3 years (unlike their white latex counterparts).
I know- no one person or business is responsible for the billions of disposable gloves that end up in landfills each year. However, we can all play a small part in the solution. Just to be sure, though biodegradable, the Blue Nitrile Gloves are 3x more puncture protective and more resistant than natural rubber to chemicals, oils and acids. Yet the subscription price is not only competitive, but more inexpensive than many food and medical grade disposable gloves.
So with these benefits in mind, I took a little info gathering/sharing tour of a few local restaurants in Las Vegas. Of course, I also took the opportunity to try some the off-the-Strip cuisine. The first visit was to a place known for their Chicken and Waffles, which also benefit from their generous choice of condiments and sauces like the Sautéed Onion Gravy.
The next place had to have some of the best fresh baked Homestyle Biscuits I have ever tasted, and they are known for their famously spiritual and inspirational Gift Shops.
This last one is especially notable because the staff was already seen wearing blue disposable gloves. Could it be? Nah. They were as receptive to helping the environment as they were to throwing down some of the best Bacon Cheeseburgers to locals. Their version of Philly Cheesesteak was pretty authentic, but also benefits from a little hot sauce or steak sauce.
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It might be helpful to add that along with helping BBQRESCUES!, the Eco Gloves company also plants a tree for each new order with the help of #Greenspark and #EdenReforestationProjects. They are also partnered with #PlasticBank that help rescue general plastic waste from countries and areas hardest hit by this pollution crises.
Happy Shopping! …Especially for that Environmentalist “Who Has Everything” on your Holiday Gift List.
Eden Reforestation Projects- https://www.edenprojects.org/
Plastic Bank- https://plasticbank.com/
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