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Wilko Launches Face Mask Recycling Scheme

Some good environmental news, home and garden retailer Wilko has announced the launch of a face mask recycling scheme in 150 of its stores across the UK. The scheme will run for three months allowing customers to bring their old face masks to collection bins located at the front of the stores from 1 April.  

As part of the scheme, Wilko has teamed up with Yorkshire-based recycling partners ReWorked who will process the recycled face masks after a minimum 72-hour quarantine period, after, the Recyclage is washed, shredded and mixed with other waste plastic. 

The shredded plastic mixture is then heated to 200 degrees Celsius or hotter and pressed into durable boards, which go on to become building materials, furniture, or bins to collect more waste plastic. 

Great initiative, let’s hope it runs for longer than the initial three month plan!  

Another way of helping protect the environment is to wear a reusable product like Cradle’s self-sterilising mask. This ground-breaking mask offers double protection as it meets FFP2 standard filtration (more than 99% BFE) and has been treated with Polygiene ‘ViralOff’ which eliminates 99% of any virus particles on the mask over a 2-hour period. Unbeatable protection with no waste – we think that’s an even better idea. You can buy it here  

Wilko scheme link