Agloves Bamboo. The Non-Disposable Version of the MetroMittBy Jean Spencer
Thanks to Twitter, the blogosphere, AOL news and the Daily Scene I’ve just discovered that there are some people handing out plastic germ-defensive bags in New York City as a part of a company launch of protective gear in dirty subway stations.
The MetroMitt, according to a June 20 article on the Daily Scene, was developed by Jason Lipton, who said that thousands upon thousands of people touch a subway pole or handrail. The massive quantities of people streaming through the underground network of subway cars creates a cesspool for germs, bodily fluids, trash and debris. And everyone has to either buy a ticket at the counter (think money, hands and grossness) or through the touchscreen kiosks (where grime literally builds up from the screen).
We also launched a product to help with this problem. We call them Agloves Bamboo and they are a great germaphobe glove.
Agloves Bamboo are made of 87% antimicrobial materials that help provide a barrier between you a public dirt, vermin and germs. Silver and bamboo are both natural bacteria fighting materials. As the market’s very first touch summer-weight touchscreen glove, you can take your Agloves Bamboo to the ticket kiosk and then keep them on during the subway ride as you scroll through your iPad or iPhone whilst in transit.
But according to the Daily Scene reporter Jason Farone, the MetroMitt could cause a cluster of another sort of problem. With thousands of people bagging up their hands at the subway stations, the amount of garbage could overwhelm the subway system.
He interviewed Kevin Ortiz, an MTA spokesman, who said
“these ‘mitts’ can possibly end up on the track bed clogging drains or increasing the likelihood of a track fire.”
Agloves are not only non-disposable but they are good for the environment! Non-disposable, non-nano-technology and made with real bamboo. Of course we couldn’t litter, being from Boulder, CO.
And, as a second added bonus, they are fashionable!
We’d (g)love to hear if you have any additional comments about our product….or if you are a blogger please let us send you a pair for a demo!