NEWS COMMENTARY

First compostable face visor to reduce PPE plastic waste

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June 15, 2020
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by Michael Holman and Drishti Masand
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A Plastic Planet has worked with Reelbrands and Transcend Packaging to develop plastic-free visors made from paper board and cellulose from wood pulp. As the company is not targeting medical use, the visors have acceptable performance for being single-use; however, 150 visors will cost £75, which is significantly higher than conventional plastic visors and will limit market opportunity. Additionally, A Plastic Planet is working with TerraCycle to collect visors from dedicated disposal bins to ensure the visors have a sustainable end of life. Clients should look for novel and sustainable ways to contribute to the crisis and try to ensure continued focus on developing a circular economy through industries.

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