Remember “Save the Turtles”?
Hundreds of photos of our so treasured sea turtles were shared on social media showing the effects of plastic straws and how detrimental our waste can be to our beloved oceans. We needed a change and as a result, we’ve been using reusable straws, paper straws and sip-style lids ever since.
COVID-19 has completely rearranged our idea of normalcy - we are scared and we are doing the best that we can. Wearing masks is a new concept for most of us and we are all figuring it out as we go.
This is why this problem needs to be brought to our attention now, before it gets any worse.
Disposable masks and protective equipment are posing an undeniable threat to our marine life, our oceans and our environment, every day. Landfills and coast lines are piling up with safety gear that takes years to break down and contains harmful materials.
“Most of these masks contain or are made of polypropylene, which does not break down quickly. Marine plastic pollution is a serious problem. It is estimated that every year, over eight million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans. This plastic does not disappear but rather slowly breaks down into micro-plastic, which enters food chains, with devastating effect.” –Energy Live News
We ask that you join us in using reusable protective equipment for the same reason that you put up with the soggy paper straw in your iced coffee in the morning.
“Marine life in particular can suffer by mistaking the masks for food like they do with other trash. The masks, made of polypropylene, will not break down easily.” –The Hill
The risk will only grow as we continue to irresponsibly dispose of our safety equipment.
“UK researchers have calculated that if the entire UK population started using disposable masks daily, it would create a significant environmental hazard, namely 42,000 tonnes of potentially contaminated and unrecyclable plastic waste per year.” -The Conversation
42,000 tons of waste from the UK? Imagine how high the number will sky rocket when the entire world is considered in the equation?
If you choose to wear disposable protective equipment, you will single-handedly dispose of approximately 700 non-recyclable masks and face shields by the end of this year.
We have a solution to the disposable PPE crisis. Our line of Total Comfort Face Shields™ is completely reusable. Every part of the Total Comfort Face Shield™ is easily cleaned and incredibly durable - as you can see from the video below.
By choosing the Total Comfort Face Shield™ as your personal protective equipment, you will not only be doing your part to protecting our Earth while protecting yourself, but you will also never have to worry about purchasing another piece of protective equipment again.
Please join us now, as we want to end this before it even has a chance to get started!
Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the Total Comfort Face Shield™ or need more information about its uses, today!
Thank you for reading,
The Team at Preferred Protective Equipment