The widespread of Covid-19 has caused a tremendous increase in demand for masks. Yes indeed, masking up did save many lives during the pandemic, but it also caused another problem.
An article on Straits Times on 9 Jan 2021 reported that 3 million masks are being disposed every minute!
Not only the conservationists and non-governmental organisations are worried, we at Moveman are worried too!
Let's simplify things so that all of us can understand.
Assuming we wear mask everyday for 8 hours for 2 month.
If we were to wear disposable mask, we would need to dispose the mask everyday as the mask is effective up to 8 hours. That would be 60 masks in a period of 2 months.
To sum it up:
|Mask Type||Moveman Silicon Mask||Disposable Surgical Mask|
|Duration of use||3 days||1 day|
|Size of Filter||120mm x 60mm||175mm x 95mm|
|Days to dispose 1 sq m of masks||432 days||60 days|