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How Avocado Is Curbing Mask Waste: Check Out Our Reusable, Organic Masks

Nov. 13, 2020Avocado’s reusable, organic face masks are lightweight, non-toxic, and, best of all, reusable.

In late March, Avocado was one of the first brands to start makingface masks,重新组织他们的资源以满足危急需求。这些面具仍然是美国唯一一个有机有机认证面部面具在美国任何地方可用的。掩模不再是一个非营利性计划,但鳄梨仍然提供低成本的定价,使有机面罩价格实惠可达。

Avocado has now stitched and distributed more than 500,000 face masks, from their GOTS certified factory in Los Angeles, with one goal in mind: to balance the need to take precautions for Covid-19 with the need to produce less waste.


The numbers tell a fairly predictable tale that’s difficult to spin any other way: PPE waste is surging on a global scale, and the oceans are already feeling it as gloves and masks are found in marine habitats.

According to劳伦·伦巴第一次伦巴第, a French nonprofit focused on ocean ecology, the 2 billion masks ordered by their country alone pose a significant threat to the surrounding Mediterranean Sea.

“Soon we’ll run the risk of having more masks than jellyfish in the Mediterranean,” says Lombard.

In spite of their soft feel, most masks are made from plastic and petroleum-based products and are not biodegradable. They’ll likely take centuries to break down in a landfill, and aren’t recyclable, unless you’re usinga special box from Terracycle.

That’s why Avocado, who makes some of the most eco-friendly, non-toxic, and amazingly comfy mattresses on the planet, is stitching reusable masks made with natural, biodegradable, and organic materials.

事情是,我们在晚上舒适的材料类型中放置了大量的库存,如果你整天戴着面具,那么同样的逻辑仍然适用。当你的皮肤可以吸收as much as 80 percent of what it comes in contact with, what your mask is made of matters.

That’s why we make our masks not only with organic cotton, but with 100% GOTS organic certified cotton, meaning that it’s 100 percent free of toxic chemical treatments and flame retardants.

But the best part? Our masks have filter pockets, so you can not only wash and reuse them and keep mask waste out of our world’s oceans, but you can effectively prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the same freakin’ time.

Plus, they look good too — they’re now available in fun prints in addition to the classic canvas style, with both around-the-ear loops and behind-the-head ties.



Avocado Green masks are great at slowing the spread of Covid-19 without creating another waste stream, but you’ll want to pair our masks with a good filter to make them even more effective.



Even in the face of this virus, humanity must find a way to survive that doesn’t threaten the planet. Preventing PPE waste, and Covid-19 infections, will be difficult, but we each have the agency to do our part and limit its spread.


Destiny Hagest

By Destiny Hagest

命运是一个自由撰稿人的背景亚博官方网址下载in sustainability and natural health. She lives in the mountains of central Montana with her husband and young son. When she's not writing or chasing her toddler, you can find her wandering the quiet wilderness in search of wild herbs and antler sheds.

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