Being Responsible With Face Masks

Aware that our environment is a gift to be respected and cared for, Brigidines have become more diligent about reducing the use of single-use plastics. Now we take up a new challenge!

We know that disposable face masks are piling up in landfill and washing up in our waterways and beaches. Unfortunately, single-use masks contain synthetic layers, and are very hard to recycle. While they might lower our chance of contracting coronavirus, their environmental legacy will last decades, if not centuries.

Read the following message and consider the suggestions about which masks are more environmentally friendly:

Let’s be responsible and take decisive action to ensure our use of masks at this time does not threaten the life and well-being of our common home.