A company that GNN began supporting in 2017 when they made state-of-the-art scarves that filter the air at a level of N95 or higher, has gone further, producing a new single-use mask that closes the life cycle of all interested users. on the environment, especially since the coronavirus has created so much waste in landfills.
The G95 company (formerly Bioscarf) is so committed to sustainability that they started developing a special version of their filtration material after seeing the damage that discarded PPE was doing to our oceans since the pandemic started.
Everything about the newly developed Oceanshield The mask, from the ear muffs to the bridge of the nose, is made entirely of PLA materials of plant origin that are 100% biodegradable. This includes the bags they are shipped in, the individual wrappers for each product, and the built-in G95 filtration technology.
But how they are “going the extra mile” is the best part. When you’re done with the mask, instead of throwing it away, simply put it in the envelope it came in and mail it free to the company, and they’ll recycle it into new skins!
If any of the masks make it to the landfill or canal, because they are made from 100% plant-based materials, they will completely biodegrade in about 90 days.
“Lab Tested and Certified!” says company founder Carlton Solle, speaking to GNN. “It is the world’s first single-use mask made from 100% plant-based materials.”
And they will give you a store credit of $ 1.00 for each Oceanshield Mask that you return for responsible disposal.
Plus, because Carlton and his co-founder, his wife Hazel Solle, are serious about preventing masks from polluting the ocean, you can send them used masks from ANY other manufacturer and receive 25 ¢ in G95 store credit for each one. to be sent back. .
Crazy shine, right?
How to close the cycle of the life cycle
When you receive your shipment, carefully open it using the tear strip on the back. Save your bag because you will need it to mail your used masks. At the end of each day, simply put the used mask in the bag, along with the wrapper it came in.
When you have used up all the masks, put them in the bag, place the attached return mail label over the old label on the front of the bag. Be sure to fill out the attached card with your contact information and write down how many skins you are returning to receive the store credit mentioned above.
“We have spent years developing them and we are very passionate about it,” says Solle. “Given the state of affairs, it will be a real game changer.”
Its founding story is only as good as the product.
During a business trip to China, Carlton Solle fell ill, probably due to complications related to air pollution. As an alternative to wearing an ugly mask for protection, became fashionable. Back in Atlanta, his wife Hazel came up with the idea to design a product that would work as a scarf as well as a filter. (You may have seen the photo of our GNN founder with one during the California wildfires when the air was so bad.)
For people traveling outside of the US, these masks are Rated FFP2, and they have been shipped for FFP2 and CE registrations, so you can use them all over the world. Some European airlines may insist on FFP2 rated masks for boarding passengers.
The company, G95, currently ships its products FREE in 1-2 days via USPS Priority Mail Service in the USA. And now send international orders over $ 100 FREE through UPS.
The GNN reader discount code offers a 20% discount
If you enter the code GNN20 At checkout, you will get a 20% discount on any order over $ 100.
the G95 website They have a number of products that filter with their G95 technology, which they say is “like N95 on steroids.” Their hoodies and pullovers are designed to turn over to filter the nose and mouth, and their leggings and masks can be washed 50 times and still retain an N95 rating. They also have an informative FAQ page here.
the Oceanshield available now and sold in packs of 30 for $ 79 via the G95 website.
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