The mouthpiece and its environmental impact.

How do you dispose of your mask? Do you think that the way you dispose of it does not affect the environment?

The increase in the use of masks, plus the activation of various sectors and the freedom that many people have to leave home with all the precautions of biosecurity, has promoted that recreational places such as beaches and rivers are visited again, leaving the trail of these visits with waste such as disposable masks.

Returning to economic activation was something that many of us were looking forward to, however we are not carrying out the due process when disposing of it, we forget that it is another plastic that contains toxic elements, not at all environmentally friendly.

As explained by Professor Arturo Ariño, director of the Department of Environmental Biology at the University of Navarra, “disposable surgical masks have 3 layers. The outer layer is made of a material that is called hydrophobic and repels water, the one in contact with the face is much softer, but the inner layer is made of a type of material known as hot-blown and is created with micro and nano fibers”.

“Both in the manufacturing process and in the disintegration, there can be residues of the mask due to the effect on the environment” which takes up to 450 years to degrade and the small plastic fragments it contains never disappear completely, added Ariño.

There is no scientific study that proves which mask is more environmentally friendly, they all contain a large amount of plastic that as we mentioned does nothing but damage to the environment, so we must be aware of its use and due process when throwing it away, never leave it in a free space or leave it on the street, we must all contribute and help take care of our planet; Remember that you can also use reusable masks, since you can reuse them several times, washing them after each use, and thus you join to reduce the environmental impact by the use of this element that protects us.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Google reviews

59 Reviews
A

Amanda

1 month ago

Positive: Quality, Fast Response, Price

Professional and pleasant. They are now my regular cleaners.

P

Priyanjali M.

5 Months ago

Positive: Quality, Fast Response, Price, Professionalism, Punctuality

Fantastic service always with GreenMaids, I have been using them for 4 years now and have always been very happy!

N

Natalie B.

5 Months ago

Positive: Quality, Fast Response, Price, Professionalism, Punctuality

Lovely team - thorough, fast, and professional. I utilized Green Maids for a recent move and plan to hire them again for personal upkeep.

P

Philip E.

7 Months ago

Positive: Quality, Price

Green Maids were professional and punctual. I was very pleased with their customer service and the team that came to clean my apartment. I have already booked another clean with them and have recommended their services to a few friends.

S

Shannon E.

9 Months ago

Positive: Quality, Fast Response, Price, Professionalism, Punctuality

I am a real estate advisor and needed to book someone fast for a move out clean at one of my properties. Anna was so efficient and finding a team for me. They were on time, and the place looked great. I will use them again, and again.

Happy clients that trust our cleaning services