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Safe Environment, Save Environment

The widespread of Covid-19 has caused a tremendous increase in demand for masks. Yes indeed, masking up did save many lives during the pandemic, but it also caused another problem.


An article on Straits Times on 9 Jan 2021 reported that 3 million masks are being disposed every minute!


Not only the conservationists and non-governmental organisations are worried, we at Moveman are worried too!


Let's simplify things so that all of us can understand. Assuming we wear mask everyday for 8 hours for 2 month.

If we were to wear disposable mask, we would need to dispose the mask everyday as the mask is effective up to 8 hours. That would be 60 masks in a period of 2 months.

Standard surgical mask size
Surgical Mask Size

When placed side by side. 60 masks would cover about 1 sq m.

Number of surgical mask in 1 square metre

Now, if we were to wear our Silicon Face Mask.

Size of Moveman Mask Filter

As our mask is N95 equivalent, the filter can be worn up to 3 days. When put together side by side, it will take about 144 masks to cover 1 sq m. That will take 14 months to get to that amount.


Number of Moveman mask filter in 1 square metre

To sum it up:

Mask Type

Moveman Silicone Mask

Disposable Surgical Mask

Duration of use

3 Days

1 Day

Size of Filter

120mm x 60mm

175mm x 95mm

Days to dispose 1sq m of mask

432 Days

60 Days

Biodegradable

Yes

Yes

Depending on individual usage and preference, there are times where the advantages of one mask will outweigh the other. But as a general thumb of rule, it is always better to produce less waste products, so do take that into account when you are choosing your mask!


Mask up, stay safe!

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