Sustainble PPE Solutions

Hadyn Oliver's picture

Hello all, 

Does anyone else agree?

Healthcare needs to find a way to turn to Sustainable PPE rather than single-use which is causing such environmental damage?

12 Months after COVID was announced as a pandemic by WHO, everyone was dependant on the blue "paper" masks, using 129 billion per month!  And in actual fact, they aren't just paper, but polypropylene too, the same as in drinking straws! (https://www.roadrunnerwm.com/blog/impact-of-ppe-waste)

Me and my colleges have created a design concept for different options of Sustainable PPE, but are looking at gathering thoughts / ideas on them first.  If anyone knows of someone who can help with this, please let me know!

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Sustainable PPE

louise webster's picture

Hi Hadyn

Have you been in touch with these guys to see what they are doing? https://www.revolution-zero.com/

 

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Thanks Louise, I will try get

Hadyn Oliver's picture

Thanks Louise, I will try get in touch with them.  

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Sustainable PPE

Shiwei Ooi's picture

Hi Haydn, 

Totally agree with your pov! If you're on twitter, Alexis Percival has conducted a lot of research around using reusable PPE - introudcing the reusable facemask to clinical settings and advocating for NHS supply chains to use these instead. https://twitter.com/alexiskeech

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Thanks Shiwei, I have read up

Hadyn Oliver's picture

Thanks Shiwei, I have read up about that.  The work she is doing is brilliant!  Sustainable PPE is definately the only way out of this environmental mess!

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