Disposable masks end up in the sea - think sustainably

Dear friends of facefashion.info,

since the pandemic spread, the issue of environmental protection has gone a little out of fashion. Disposable masks land on the streets and in the oceans. Environmentalists in Asia and Europe have already secured hundreds of disposable masks and gloves in the sea or on beaches. According to researchers, it can take up to 450 years for a plastic respirator to rot. That's a long time - and not only harmful to marine life, but also to all of us. Who wants to be surprised by surgical masks and half-broken plastic gloves on their well-earned relaxation vacation? In Europe - and of course also in Germany - the urban cleaning workers are also increasingly reporting that plastic masks are carelessly thrown away, which they dispose of from streets, sidewalks or from public parks. This is not only an environmental problem, but also a hygiene issue.

Fortunately, however, people always understand that disposable masks and gloves are not a sustainable solution - and you, as customers of facefashion.info, are setting a good example here!

Here are two important tips on how the currently required hygiene standards can be adhered to without the environment having to suffer excessively:

1) Hand washing instead of gloves

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends washing your hands thoroughly as an urgent measure to protect the environment, as this eliminates the need to use disposable gloves. In addition, according to many health experts, regular and thorough hand washing offers even more protection against viruses than wearing rubber gloves.

2) Reusable cloth masks instead of disposable masks

The US institute “Center of Disease Control and Prevention” has already announced that “washable cloth masks” are the best and most environmentally friendly alternative to disposable masks made of plastic or cardboard, and European authorities have been saying the same thing for a long time.

In addition, washable hygiene masks made of polyester or fiber materials offer the necessary protection against droplet infections and the additional luxury of better wearing comfort.

With the sustainable masks from facefashion.info there are even more advantages that many other fabric masks cannot compete with:

  • The nose clip makes the mask ideal for people who wear glasses - not every washable mask comes with a sewn-in nasal wire.
  • Our fabric is certified in the "Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®" for the category "Babies and toddlers".
  • Our everyday masks are made in Germany! Each mask is hand sewn by our community partners. 
  • The super soft elastic cord doesn't itch or pinch behind the ears. Suitable for all heads.
  • We donate 5% of the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. 

Even if it is difficult to see that: I personally believe that this pandemic will be with us for a long time and that it will therefore be necessary for us to wear masks indoors to protect our fellow human beings for a long time to come. 

As long as this is the case, we will stand by your side and keep our community project going - we are pleased about the continued popularity and above all about the many satisfied customers, who encourage us that we are doing a good thing here do.

Let me know your opinions! We look forward to feedback and suggestions.

Greetings & stay healthy!

Your Michael

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