Disposable face masks as the new environment threat
Did you know that 129 billion face masks are being used globally every month and most are disposable face masks made from plastic microfibers? We've all seen them, at the park, hanging on a tree, on the driveway but what do they do? When not properly collected and managed, masks can be transported from land into freshwater and marine environments by surface run-off, river flows, oceanic currents, wind, and animals (via entanglement or ingestion). The effect this has on our environment is immense. When breaking down in the environment, the mask may release more micro-sized plastics, easier and faster than bulk plastics like plastic bags. Such impacts can be worsened by a new-generation mask, nano mask, which directly use nano-sized plastic fibers.
But do you ever wonder where your disposable face masks end up? With increasing reports on inappropriate disposal of masks, it is urgent to recognize this potential environmental threat and prevent it from becoming the next plastic problem.
Join us and help with this cause!
That's why we decided it's time to #CleanUp. Join us in #CleanUp and receive our reusable and biodegradable ISKO Vital Face Masks.
All you have to do is to throw away any disposable Face Masks you come across, snap a picture or a video of you doing so or tag us by using @iskovital or #CleanUp and get your ISKO Vital reusable face mask.
Time to #CleanUp - Are you in?