Gloves

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    I use those thin elastic gloves gloves with the thin amount of rubber for grip. I go through about a pair a week. I don’t know about all you guys and gals out there, but I’m conscience of the fact these things are going straight into the landfill after they’ve served their purpose. 1 pair a week multiplied by however many other drivers use them. That’s a metric f-ton of gloves sitting in a landfill for the rest of time kinda grossed me out. There’s gotta be a way to recycle these things.

    I’m not some liberal hippie cursing the maaaan, maaaan. But it freaks me out a little about all that waste. Anyone out there feel the same? Happy B-day ‘Merica!
     
  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Why would you care?
    Your impact on earth is minuscule and you thinking your actions to save the earth mean something is foolhardy
     
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  3. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    God gave me gloves, called hands
     
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  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    recycle your plastic bottles don't pee in them and throw them away.
     
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  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Calling @Big Arrow Down...D!

    Seriously, before UPS, I worked for a tree-trimming company. I wore leather gloves all the time. One of the guys on my crew never wore gloves, because his philosophy was skin grows back and gloves don't.
     
  6. scooby0048

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    What do you think happens to all those stank pairs of underwear with months or years of ball sweat and ass drippings or the whale tail thongs and granny panties with all the menstrual blood and after-sex oozings?



















    Oh yeah Happy Independence Day!!!
     
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  7. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Back when I did that, a pair of gloves would last weeks, even months. Yeah, they'd get holes but so what. The smell was more so the cause for replacement. For driving, every winter I'd get a new pair of leather mechanic gloves and they'd last till spring. I'd still keep them in my bag though until the following winter.
     
  8. sailfish

    sailfish Duke of Douschebaggery

    Must've been a real :censored2:ing hard ass.
     
  9. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If you are PT, look at 'honey grips.' They are yellow and have rubber criss crossed on them. When I was a preloader, I went through 3-4 pairs a year.
     
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Also, wash them once a week or so. Keeps the rubber grippy and they last a little longer.
     
  11. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    I’m not trying to “save” the earth. But
    im not trying to “save” the earth nor do I think me recycling my gloves will. But what’s the big deal if I’m just being aware that’s it is gross all the gloves going to a landfill out of sight out of mind. Yes I alone have zero impact, but all of us? I think “all” of us would have an impact if at least thinking about this stuff. But disregard my thoughts and label me a tree hugger right? Thx guy
     
  12. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    I’m FT Package. Thx though
     
  13. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    Most of us don’t use underwear for a week and throw it away. Just sayin. What about gross old mattresses, where the hell do those end up. We could be here all day
     
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I get a couple of months out of mechanics gloves. Get the correct size. Seems if they are a little tight, the seams split faster.
     
  15. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    Well you could still pee in the bottles, although emptying them before recycling would be nice.
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    He was. And cheap.
     
  17. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush All Encompassing Member

    I love mechanix. They look cool and are pretty durable. But even those only 2 or 3 weeks tops. Too pricey
     
  18. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Yeah we could, but I'm not the one who started a thread because I was easily grossed out. If you didn't want to hear the responses you shouldn't have made the post and added your funny little story.
     
  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The heck. I only wear gloves when it is cold. I get 2-3 pair at the start of the season and usually 1 pair is shot by the end. I get them a size bigger and wear them with wool glove liners from Refrigiwear.
     
  20. scooby0048

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    That my friend you don't want to know. There are companies who buy used mattresses and strip the fabric off then re-use the innards.