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Coronavirus: B.C. company creates mask recycling program to combat waste

Single-use masks and respirators have become an everyday item for most people, and they can quickly become garbage.A Lower Mainland company is bringing a mask recycling program to B.C’s Interior to try and address the problem.“We developed a recycling program so respirators and masks can be given a second life,” said Mikhail Moore, Vitacore’s president.Vitacore, a Burnaby-based PPE company, hopes to change the way we dispose of single-use masks and respirators with a new collection bin.

2 masks are better than 1 to protect against coronavirus, CDC confirms Currently, the company has four collection sites throughout the Lower Mainland at medical facilities.

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