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ReU / Marine Pollution

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Abusing masks results in wasted resources and environmental pollution. 194 billion disposable masks are used worldwide every month and nearly 200 billion are discarded. Ordinary masks do not decompose naturally and thus can cause harm to animals and the environment. In many countries, used masks have been found at the bottom of the sea, causing harm to marine life, and many have washed ashore as the garbage that pollutes the beach. In the post-pandemic period, the world should pay attention to the source reduction of masks and the effective reuse of masks. This design provides a simple scheme to prolong the service life of surgical masks.

University

National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan

CHIA-HUI FANG ,
National Cheng Kung University

HSU-CHAN HSIAO,
National Cheng Kung University

YU-TING HSIAO,
National Cheng Kung University