These COVID-19 Face Masks Are Biodegradable And Locally-Sourced | Mashable

These COVID-19 Face Masks Are Biodegradable And Locally-Sourced | Mashable



A team of researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British Columbia has developed biodegradable masks COVID-19 made from locally sourced wood fibers and pulp.

The coronavirus pandemic will result in millions — if not billions — of masks polluting streets and entering rivers and oceans, creating a massive environmental impact. That’s why it is important now to test more robust and flexible supply chains that assure the masks are protective and compostable at the same time.

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