An Eco-Friendly Approach to Supplying the Public With Protective Masks

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has partnered with Rash’s to make face masks out of plastic pollution. Through this innovation, PADI is making alternative sustainable face masks to the limited N95 masks reserved for health care workers.

PADI has recycled more than 1,300 pounds of ocean pollution to meet the pre-orders of 15,000 masks. An unintended consequence of making alternative sustainable masks is the cleaning of the ocean. The masks are washable hence reducing wastage.

Alternative face masks were available hence more protection. This innovation motivates the cleaning of the ocean hence it is environmentally friendly.

Story shared by Margaret Sergon, USA, based on a story originally collected by the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies of Ball State University, Indiana, USA.

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