"It has been estimated that if every Briton used a single mask every day for a year, we would generate 66,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste in addition to the 57,000 tonnes of packaging they arrived in"
Just as we were starting to win the war on plastic, disposable masks are polluting the land by the million. Research suggests we could be discarding 54.5 million masks nationwide every day, usually after using them just once. That’s over 1.6 billion a month, which is enough to blanket London in just two days. It has been estimated that if every Briton used a single mask every day for a year, we would generate 66,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste in addition to the 57,000 tonnes of packaging they arrived in. This is not good enough and there is NO excuse for this.
We saw this coming last year, which is why we had skin and planet-friendly Onolla masks hand-made for us. Made from beautifully soft, sustainable organic cotton, they are fully washable, durable and the jaunty floral print is made with chemical-free dye. They are triple-layered, yet light and comfortable on the face, and because cotton is made of naturally breathable fibres, they are less likely to cause maskne, a type of breakout that is exacerbated by sweating under a face mask.
Sustainable organic cotton, triple-layered, chemical-free dye
Onolla Nourish + Protect set comes with two of the masks, a matching carry bag, plus the best anti-bacterial hand gel we could, er, get our hands on! Susanne Kaufmann Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel is not only super strong at killing germs, it is also incredibly moisturising, thanks to aloe vera and vitamin E.
photo credit: Elizabeth McDaniel