Published: Nov. 13, 2020 By

It is important to keep in mind the several environmental benefits and concerns during a global pandemic. 

Negative Environmental Effects of Covid-19:

How to Mitigate These Degradations:

  • Learn proper disposable practices for these protective equipments, as not to participate in releasing toxic chemicals into the earth’s atmosphere. 
  • Choose reusable options! Be zero-waste and choose to either make or buy your own face masks, use reusable cloth wipes to disinfect (some environmentally friendly companies include: NorwexVibraWipe, Skoy), and more. 
  • Instead of choosing to use the single-use disposable masks, opt for a reusable face mask, and even better choose to support a local store/artist near you that sells them!

How it Relates to Zero Waste:

  • By choosing to use reusable items to protect yourself and others during this pandemic, to choose to be zero-waste is going to have a positive impact on the environment. 
  • Reusing cloth masks helps limit the hefty amount of microplastics that are present in the disposable masks that are worsening pollution. 

D.I.Y. Reusable Masks:

  • It is pretty simple to make your own mask at home, if you have the time and want to save money! 
  • If you have any extra scrapes lying around, consider sewing your own face mask to add a unique mask to your outfit! 
  • Click here for a step-by-step tutorial to follow along to create your mask!

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