Face masks are very crucial in these hard times amid coronavirus pandemic. They play a vital role in keeping us safe and stopping the spread of virus. No doubt, there is shortage of mask in the world as most countries have made them compulsory to wear for everyone who steps outside. In this need of the hour, various companies have also come together in making face masks to help with this deadly situation. One such firm is PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), a California-based scuba diver training organization which is making masks from recycled ocean plastic.
PADI has joined hands with Rash’R, an Ireland-based brand that creates customized environmentally friendly active wear to develop these face masks. Thus, by making these face coverings they are not only doing a great work for public health but are saving marine life as well. Made with fabric from recycled plastic bottles, these fabric face masks come with two layers of polyester. These recycled plastic cloth face mask are reusable and can be washed in a washing machine.
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Each face mask from PADI and Rash’R comes with five extra PM 2.5 carbon filters. A separate filter pocket is there in the sustainable mask for the filters. They come with 5 unique sea inspired designs such as Manta Ray and Whale Sharks. Besides that, they have also developed a mask for children aged between 4 and 10.
These washable masks are currently up for pre-order and will cost you $20.40. Therefore, if you want one, hurry up as 15,000 masks have already been pre-ordered. According to Lisa Nicklin, vice president of consumer marketing at PADI, they are not making any profit from this product. Also, with the number of orders till now, 1,267 pounds of ocean waste has been recycled. We would like to thank PADI and Rash’R for these face coverings which can help us against COVID-19 and save our oceans as well.