Compostable gloves offered for free at five gas stations across the metro area and in Colorado Springs through pilot program.

DENVER, Colo., March 7, 2018 – Gas pumps are dirty. They house germs, bacteria, oil and carcinogens. In fact, a 2011 study showed that gas pump handles are among the dirtiest surfaces we encounter. To protect Coloradoans from germs and grime during this flu season and beyond, Colorado-based Grabbies Media created Grabbies – 100% compostable, disposable gloves – that are available at every gas pump at five pilot gas stations across the Front Range. The gloves are available for free to consumers to protect them from germs that live on the handles.

“We saw an opportunity to create a product that helps stop the transmission of bacteria on one of the germiest places – a gas pump,” said Jacquie Perello, president of Grabbies Media. “The gloves also include a coupon, yet another benefit for consumers, making the gloves a win-win for consumers and the gas stations that offer them. While protecting your hands from the spread of germs during the wintertime is one way to lessen the impact of flu and colds, gas pumps are dirty year-round. These gloves will help keep our communities from spreading potentially dangerous germs and are also environmentally friendly. We were surprised to learn that there is nothing else like it in our market.”

In addition to protecting consumers from grime, the gloves include a tear-off customizable coupon for a specific product in the convenient store. For example, Grabbies is currently working with Monster Energy Drink and Eisenberg® Gourmet Hotdog to offer a deal on a beverage/hot dog combo. The offers will change consistently.

While Grabbies are free for consumers, the gloves are being made available by participating brands and oil companies. This provides an opportunity for brands and oil companies to show consumers they care about their customer’s health.

Pending the success of the five-store launch, the Grabbies program will increase availability at additional convenient store gas stations across the area in the coming months. “Our hope is that consumers realize the importance, and ease, of using a glove to pump gas,” said Perello. “It is an added bonus for us to provide consumers a discount on key products at the convenient store on every glove.”

Grabbies are currently available at every gas pump at the following Shell/Suncor Energy gas stations in Colorado:

13780 E. 6th Avenue in Aurora
3385 S. Tower Road in Aurora
2410 E. Arapahoe Road in Centennial
699 S. 8th Street in Colorado Springs
11203 W. Colfax Avenue in Lakewood

Grabbies are 100 percent biodegradable and compostable. The gloves are made entirely of plant products and harmlessly disintegrate within 90 days. The gloves are also completely made in the USA.