The epidemic has made us aware of the importance of medical prevention and masks. Today, when the global demand for masks is soaring, as many as 129 billion masks are discarded every month. However, masks on the market are generally made of plastic materials, and it takes more than 450 years to decompose. In other words, these masks will not be decomposed into micro plastics until 2471 after they are sent to the landfill. On top of that, the micro plastics will continue to contaminate the soil and the ocean, which will not only cause unbearable pressure on the ecosystem but also have a devastating impact on food supply. It will seriously damage the health of future generations.
While taking care of our health, shall we also consider our future and the next generation?
Witnessing the pressing situation, reMatter, which is formed by a group of innovative people, utilised advanced technologies and produced masks and packaging materials from biodegradable materials*. Masks that have been used and discarded will undergo biodegradation in an oxygen-free environment after being sent to the landfill. Our masks have been tested by one of the largest laboratories in Hong Kong and issued with a certificate for the biodegradability of the mask. The test result shows that the mask can be decomposed more than 15% in 90days**. After scientific investigations, the mask can be decomposed in about 5 years, which greatly reduces the load on the environment.
In addition to being biodegradable, our masks complies with ASTM Level 3. They protect both our health and the environment. Besides, the reMatter team is committed to practicing sustainable fashion. It pursues the comfort and appearance of masks, so as to make fashion, health and environmental protection coexist.
Let us start from today and work together for the future of the earth and human being!
* All 3 layers of the mask, the nose piece (except the metal part or the earloops) and the mask plastic bag are made with biodegradable materials.
** According to test results, the 180-day biodegradation rate reaches 25.77%
Green Leaf certification by Intertek