King's College London: 'Face coverings that make a difference'.
Read the original blog post from Kings College London by clicking here.
King's College London are purchasing a large amount of face coverings which will be given to staff and students, including in Welcome packs, as part of their measures to create a COVID-secure environment and to support their community in protecting themselves and others on campus and beyond.
They have chosen to buy social with The Skill Mill, by purchasing environmentally friendly face coverings from us!
Our masks are of the highest quality (2 ply inner 100% cotton layer and outer 100% linen layer) and very comfortable. Their durability makes them suitable for all kinds of wear. They do not cause glasses to fog up, which makes them a great choice. They're also reusable, making them environmentally friendly (can be washed at 60 degrees and hot ironed). This fits in well with our environmental credentials, we don't want our PPE to end up in landfill. They are also VAT free! View our full range and find out how to purchase by clicking here.
We would like to say thank you to all of our customers and partners for buying social.
THE PPE Litter Problem
In April, a WWF report found that even if only 1% of face masks are disposed of incorrectly, around 10,000,000 will still end up in the environment each month.
Single use masks commonly contain hidden plastic - usually polypropylene - that can take roughly 500 years to break up (into tinier and tinier pieces of micro plastic).
Between the end of February and mid-April this year, more than a billion items of personal protective equipment were given out in the UK alone.
If every person in the UK were to wear a single-use face mask every day for a year, this would create an additional 57,000 tonnes of hard-to-recycle plastic and an extra 66,000 tonnes of contaminated PPE waste.