Biodegradation takes place when the gloves are disposed of in anaerobic conditions, such as landfills. Normally, Nitrile is difficult to break down, as anaerobic soil microbes have little natural affinity to the polymer. However, Midas Envi utilizes Midas Enviro Technology (MET), which accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile in active landfills and anaerobic conditions, through naturally occurring microbial activity in such conditions. MET has been validated by independent laboratories utilizing internationally recognized test standards. The gloves retain the same properties as regular Nitrile disposables until they are discarded in landfills or soil, at which point degradation begins.