GripHero launches world’s first 100% recycled plastic hand-protection for forecourts
GripHero, the maker of the world’s only static-safe hand-protection and on-the-nozzle dispensers for fuel pumps, has announced a major product breakthrough for 2021, with immediate availability.
GripHero’s green start to 2021
A first for the forecourt and hand-protection sector, GripHero’s new 100% recycled static-safe hand-protection has been developed to enable forecourts to significantly cut their annual carbon footprint.
With rapidly growing demand for best-practice hygiene and safety at the pumps – particularly following the coronavirus pandemic – protecting customers and the environment has become an increasingly high priority for both motorists and forecourt operators.
At just 7.22kg of CO2e per 10,000 protectors, GripHero’s ‘R100’ hand-protection cartridges are made entirely from 100% recycled plastics and have been independently verified to reduce the carbon footprint of forecourt hand-protection by over 87%* piece for piece. Combined with GripHero’s single item release dispenser mechanism, which prevents blow-outs and clumps of protection being withdrawn, GripHero enables forecourt owners to slash their hand-protection carbon footprint by over 94%.
The equivalent of more than 600 used plastic water bottles are re-purposed to produce one case of GripHero R100 hand-protection cartridges, with each case capable of protecting the health and wellbeing of up to 8,500 motorists.
By developing and using ATEX certified anti-static materials, GripHero removes all chance of fuel vapour ignition at the pump, blocking the static spark between drivers and fuel equipment. This makes GripHero the only hand-protection system which is internationally permitted within the fuelling zone.
Commenting on the development of the new R100, 100% recycled hand-protection material, Oli Yeo, Founder, Inventor and Managing Director of GripHero, said: “From the very start, our goal has been to eliminate waste and to provide an alternative which means that forecourts can avoid the hugely negative environmental impact caused by both the manufacture and use of standard gloves.
“Cutting waste through a fault-free dispenser, allowing only one item of hand-protection to be withdrawn at a time was our start-point. Today, we have completed the journey through the development of ATEX-Certified hand-protection created from 100% ‘open-loop’ recycled plastics. This not only complies with, but far exceeds the upcoming Single Use Plastics Directive. The result is the world’s lowest CO2 footprint for hand-protection by a huge margin.
“Now, through the use of GripHero’s R100 hand-protection cartridges, forecourt operators can protect their customers from bacteria, viruses, carcinogens, chemicals and foul smelling hands, at the same time as protecting the environment with a near zero hand-protection carbon footprint. We think that represents a great opportunity for forecourts to show customers how they are taking important steps to protect both motorists and the environment at the pump.”