This product could be crucial in slowing the spread of Covid-19. However, the environmental effects of this product are huge. Disposable face masks are causing enormous amounts of plastic waste.
Limited Information Available on Energy Use
Fossil Fuels Probably Used to Blend Fabrics
Disposable Face Masks Create an Enormous Amount of Waste
This Product Has a One-Time Use
PPE Cannot be Recycled
Takes a Very Long Time to Biodegrade
Disposable Face Masks Use
Contains Melt-Down Polymer. Usually Contains Microplastics.
Contains Polypropylene. Not Recyclable or Compostable
Earpiece made of
Elastic-Like Elements. Bad for the Environment.
Their Packaging is
Packaged in a Cardboard Box
Probably Wrapped in Plastic
No guarantee that you will not get Covid-19, even when wearing this mask. This website is not at all for medical advice; we give information on PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY ONLY.
Even though the product sustainability rating is terrible for this product, it may still slow the spread of Covid-19. So, the CDC and WHO still recommend that you wear a face mask.
Also, the information on this page is only valid for some disposable face masks; it does not apply to all of them.