Reduce unnecessary glove usage
Only require necessary staff members that directly handle food to use gloves when needed or as required by local food safety regulations. It is often unnecessary for staff such as servers, hosts, and bartenders to use gloves.
Establish protocols for staff to switch to fresh gloves only when needed or required by local food regulations.
Do not instruct staff to double-glove, unless necessary.
When reusables are not applicable, choose disposable options that are compatible with available waste management infrastructure.
Choose home compostable gloves that can be composted with food waste.
If using commercially compostable gloves, these need to be properly separated for collection to a proper treatment facility (work with your waste hauler to verify this is available).
COVID Tip: Gloves can lead to a false perception of safety and unintentional contamination. Regular hand sanitization and hand washing protocols are more effective at preventing the spread of the virus.