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Savings On Producing 10,000 Masks

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10,000 masks made from Upcycled Sea Plastic, promoted and endorsed by the Seaqual Initiative (www.seaqual.org) will provide the following environmental savings:

Plastic

Producing 10,000 masks will effectively repurpose 87,000 PET bottles, recovered from the ocean and landfill.

Water 34% Saving

51,180 litres of water will be saved in the production of 10,000 COVID-19 masks.

Our research confirms the amount of water saved per metre of textile.  This saving per metre was multiplied by the amount of textile required to make each mask.

To provide an equivalent amount of water to an Olympic Pool, the saving in litres was divided by 2,5000,000 litres.

It is important to understand that Upcycled Plastic does not require the same amount of water that is required to extract, crude oil and refine it into plastic and hence the savings, nor does it involve the use of toxic metals.

Energy 39% Saving

100,680 MJ of electricity or the equivalent of running a 100W bulb, 24 hours a day for 30 years will be saved in the production of 10,000 COVID-19 masks.

Our research confirms the amount of electricity saved per metre of textile.  This saving per metre was multiplied by the amount of textile required to make each mask.

To provide an equivalent amount of electricity, to a 100W bulb, the saving in megajoules was divided by the equivalent in watts over a 24 hour period and then divided by 365 days to equate to the number of years saving

It is important to understand that Upcycled Plastic does not require the same amount of electricity that is required to extract, crude oil and refine it into plastic and hence the savings, nor does it involve the use of toxic metals.

CO2 36% Saving

3,700Kg of CO2 or the equivalent of flying from Heathrow to New York return 6 times will be saved in the production of 10,000 COVID-19 masks.

The ICAO (The body funded and directed by 193 national governments to support their diplomacy and cooperation in air transport) calculator provides a generally accepted calculation that defines the amount of CO2 generated in a flight between 2 locations.

Using this formula, we have calculated the amount of CO2 saved per metre of textile.  This saving per metre was quantified by the amount of textile required to make each mask.

To provide an equivalent amount of CO2 saving, the amount of CO2 saved was divided by the amount of CO2 generated in a return flight from London Heathrow – New York according to the ICAO.

It is important to understand that Upcycled Plastic does not require the same amount of CO2 that is required to extract, crude oil and refine it into plastic and hence the savings, nor does it involve the use of toxic metals.

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