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May 17, 2021

How to turn facemasks into products

Learn how we transformed factory rejects facemasks into a series of products

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Michael covered in facemasks
This article is part of Precious Plastic, a One Army project tackling the plastic waste problem. You can learn more

What to do with all facemasks?

Over the past year, facemasks have become a part of all of our lives. Due to health concerns, disposable masks became the most common mask to wear. As of 2021, we are collectively throwing away 30 billion masks a month.

You may think these are made of a natural fabric like cotton but, they are actually made of 3 layers of non-woven polypropylene. As it turns out this works perfectly in the Precious Plastic machines. So if you have an idea and a shape in mind, chances are you can make it.

Check out our most recent video to learn about our process and how to recycle facemasks.

Hope you enjoy the video and that you will come up with great designs to give your old masks a second life!

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