Why Reusable Masks?
There are at least 8 Million Tons of Plastic that end up in our oceans every year. According to the National Environment Agency, Singapore itself discards 700 Million KG's of plastic waste every year & 93% of plastic waste are not recycled. Plastics take up 400 Years to decompose, and our excessive use of plastics is impacting ocean health & biodiversity. It is predicted that by 2050, there could be more plastics in the ocean than fish by weight.
Similarly, throughout this pandemic, discarded single-use face masks are a rising threat to the environment, and especially the ocean life. On a single day during the Covid-19 outbreak, the city of Wuhan in China had reportedly generated 200 tonnes of clinical thrash, mostly consisting of single-use face masks.
Single-use face mask are made of polypropylene, a material which is non-biodegradable - it doesn't decompose. The amount of single-use face masks polluting rivers, beaches, and big cities like Paris, Hong Kong & New York will continue to increase should we continue using these single use masks, which then eventually leads to detrimental high environmental costs that cannot be undone.
Kleio + MediCare™Reusable Natural Latex Respirator Masks are made out of 93% Natural Latex material, which is an eco-friendly, biodegradable & decompose-able material. Each piece is tested & certified by TUV SUD PSB, under recommended guidelines of the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore, and are reusable up to 60 Times for effective protection against harmful bacterias, viruses, dust, smog & pollen. This means that it corresponds to 60 single-use/disposable masks.
1 x Kleio + MediCare™Reusable Natural Latex Respirator Mask = 60 x Less Waste, 60 x Less Pollution. It helps against the spread of Covid-19 effectively, and protects the environment 60 Times more than a single-use disposable face mask.