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Your Used Mask Needs to Make It to the Trash Can

They’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment.
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By Marie Fazio

As more people wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, more personal protective equipment, or P.P.E., has been found as litter around the world.

New Hanes #MaskAround Campaign Encourages Americans to Wear Face Masks as Brand Donates 1 Million Masks to Those Experiencing Homelessness

Survey data shows that half of Americans wear face masks all the time when outside their homes; 10% of respondents say they do not own a mask
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Hanes, America’s No.1 basic apparel brand, is underscoring the importance of wearing a face mask in public with the launch of its #MaskAround campaign. Hanes is also donating 1 million masks to those experiencing homelessness across the country.

Fashion Designer Helping Stitch Together Face Masks, New Opportunities

How one woman is teaching job skills to others in recovery while aiding her community’s response to COVID-19
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Stella Hankins, an up-and-coming designer currently making face masks for the public out of her small studio space in Wichita, Kansas, is not shy to share her personal life. “I’ve been in recovery for three years,” she said while discussing her latest project, “so I’ve seen the need for somebody to be an advocate for women in recovery.”

United Turns Old Uniforms Into Masks for Employees

Airline upcycles employee uniforms into 7,500 face coverings for airport operations workers on the front line at San Francisco International
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CHICAGO, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and the airline’s San Francisco Maintenance Base that were made from 12,284 pounds of uniforms United upcycled.

The Hershey Company Commits $1 Million to Production of Disposable Facemasks

Converting operations to support communities is latest step in the company’s COVID-19 response
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HERSHEY, Pa., May 4, 2020, /3BL Media/ The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) has announced that it is committing $1 million to acquire, install and staff a new manufacturing line dedicated to the production of facemasks. The new line, which will be capable of producing up to 45,000 masks per day, will become operational near the end of May.

Who Made My PPE? Behind-the-Scenes of Gildan’s Mask and Gown Production During COVID-19

In light of Fashion Revolution week, Gildan takes viewers behind-the-scenes of their factories to introduce you to the employees manufacturing PPE
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Every year on the same week, Fashion Revolution invites brands and consumers around the world to join a global conversation about supply chain transparency through their recognizable #whomademyclothes? campaign. With this simple question, Fashion Revolution has created a powerful message that calls for brands to put people at the center of their business model while challenging consumers to be curious about the people who make their clothes.

Merck to Donate 300,000 Masks to New Jersey for COVID-19 Emergency Response

Response follows initial donation of half a million masks to support COVID-19 emergency response in New York City
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In response to calls for personal protective equipment for health care workers and other front-line responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck & Co., Inc. announced that it is donating 300,000 masks to New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, New Jersey had confirmed more than 3,500 novel coronavirus cases, the second-highest in the U.S. after New York state.

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