Aren’t you sick of seeing disposable PPE litter everywhere you go? The only people who should be using disposable PPE are people in the medical fields and people who have to change their PPE frequently because of their service jobs. Outside of that, most people should be wearing washable masks. So what gives?
Disposable PPE is convenient now that it has become more widely available, but getting it into a trash can isn’t always super convenient. Cloth masks are washable and reusable, but cotton isn’t the most eco-friendly material on the planet. As it turns out, that’s cork.
Cork is a sustainable and recyclable material that is naturally antimicrobial. And when cork bark is harvested the trees act as a carbon sink, absorbing five times as much carbon dioxide. The trees also add to biodiversity in forests.
Cork masks may be a great solution for those worried about the germs their masks come in contact with during normal wear. Learn more about the efficacy of cork masks from the infographic below.
Infographic by: corkmasks