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Eco-friendly facemasks unveiled

10th June 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

Pictures have been shared worldwide demonstrating our fight against COVID-19. Masks, shields and gloves have all been used as symbols to display the hard work being done on a daily basis. But not long before, the globe was facing a whole new crisis – the environmental crisis. After years of campaigning against single use carrier bags and straws, those items now find themselves as secondary as Brexit, and new research by Ocean View Masks has found that three quarters (74%) of Brits are concerned about the increase of single use masks and what impact that may now have on the environment.

Shockingly, over half of Brits (56%) have reported that they’ve seen single-use masks strewn about in public – whether that’s in rivers, in the street or parks – perhaps a sign of what’s to come once more people return to their daily lives if action is not taken now. A new mask, however, the VP195, provides a bespoke, anti-epidemic option that utilises Nano Silver technology. Crucially, it is 30 times reusable giving a sustainable, eco-friendly solution.

Aston spoke to Nicole MacDermott, COO at Ocean View Masks to discuss why it is important to protect our planet during the fight against COVID-19 whilst also providing support for our NHS Heroes.