May 22, 2022

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Recycling: Towards a solution of disposable masks

Recycling: Towards a solution of disposable masks

The Quebec company has decided to propose a solution to change the celestial size of disposable procedural masks that end up in the landfill area.

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On the occasion of Earth Day, the Quebec company JWG Valorise Ton is launching a mask initiative that provides a full range of services from recovery box delivery to recycling of used equipment.

The company wants to set up a program that relies more on the complete recycling of the mask. Collection points may appear.

Anxious situation

One year after the epidemic, non-reusable masks became one of the environmental problems. For example, in many schools, students have to change their disposable mask three times in a single day. The amount of waste everywhere is very high.

The Canadian government estimates that 63,000 tons of non-reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) will eventually go to landfills.

“A year ago, the question did not arise. This is a new problem and we want to take action, “said JWG President Jerome Gagnon.

JWG, which has played a major role in the supply of medical equipment, wants to complete its operational cycle from import to recovery.

The program aims to turn non-reusable masks into pure energy. Energy recovery is an easily accessible solution in the immediate future.

Green and consistent

Global Leader Quanta Solutions burns and converts all materials into electricity for homes and businesses in the United States.

“We want it to be as green as possible. We have to offer options and lend,” Mr Gagnon added.

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Finally, JWG is also committed to planting a tree per collection box ordered. Billions of non-reusable masks are produced each year.

In the west of the country alone, most Vancouver residents threw 109 million masks, 48 ​​million wipes and 371 million gloves, according to a report filed last March. An NGO says more than 1.5 billion non-recyclable masks will end up in the world’s oceans this year.

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