Updated: Dec 6, 2021
We live in a world where face masks have become our latest, and most reliable, accessory. Whether you’re nipping down to the shops, or using public transport - wearing your face mask has become a necessity. Which leads us to question what type of face masks we should be investing in.
The answer is rather simple. Switching to a reusable face mask can have a huge number of benefits for our environment. It is no secret that single-use face masks are used daily by the masses, but these masks are hard to dispose of and, as a result, create tonnes of plastic waste.
Single-use masks are quickly ending up in landfill, or polluting the ocean. As a result, they are becoming increasingly harmful to our wildlife. Switching to a reusable face mask helps combat this environmental issue, whilst still providing the people around you with the protection they need in this current climate.
There are a huge number of reusable masks on the market that provide comfort, breathability, and a snug, overall-fit. Cloth masks are great, not only for comfort, but for their durability. These masks can be reused again and again, after multiple washes, which is pretty great, right?
We recommend looking for a reusable mask that integrates a natural anti-bacterial agent like silver. A recent Kickstarter campaign; the Silver Shield -infuses each of their cloth masks with a silver lining. Not only does this work towards protecting those around you, but also yourself, from any harsh build-up of bacteria that your mask can gather through being in your pocket.
Silver Shield proved popular amongst the Kickstarter community, and managed to beat its campaign target. If you want to check it out for yourself, then you’re in luck! The Silver Shield range will soon be launching over on IndieGoGo, and you can sign up to the pre-launch link here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/silver-shield-your-new-anti-bac-face-mask/coming_soon/x/25132534
Now, more than ever, it's important that we take the right steps in contributing towards a safer world, but also a healthier environment. Switching to a reusable mask may not feel like a lot, but if we all took note and did our bit - it sure will help to make for a brighter future!
Do not delay, switch to a reusable face-covering, today!