Gloves are necessary for a wide variety of situations. We wear them when we are trying to protect our hands from harsh chemicals, disgusting waste, dangerous voltages, sharp objects, and health hazards. Some people wear them to prevent themselves from causing infection or other forms of harm to others.
It’s a great bit of kit but it has its downsides. Disposal is particularly problematic because these gloves are usually made from plastic or rubber materials. These do not break down for a hundred years or so. They just keep piling up and polluting waterways. They might get into the oceans and harm marine life.
Biodegradable gloves solve this problem. The materials used to make them will hold up to most applications. When it’s time to dispose of them, they will quickly break down thanks to their organic components. They will not cause pollution or other forms of environmental harm.