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Sustainable Masks in Melbourne using ECONYL

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Unless you are a medical professional, you're encouraged to wear a reusable mask, but not all reusable masks are equal - let's take a look at the most sustainable mask designs in Melbourne, including our new range made from ECONYL ®.

Did you know that most single-use masks can't be recycled and it is estimated that tonnes of extra plastic waste could be produced if the whole of Australia used them every day for a year?

Wearing a well-designed, reusable and sustainable mask can be just as effective as a single-use mask without the same environmental impact.

Madame Sustainable has recently launched a limited edition range of reusable, 3 layer face masks made from ECONYL ®.

Nylon waste from landfills and oceans around the world is transformed into ECONYL® regenerated nylon. It's exactly the same as brand new nylon and can be recycled, recreated and remoulded again and again.

The Process:

Rescue - The process starts by rescuing waste like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet waste, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans around the world. The waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover

Regenerated - Through a regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled back to its original purity. This means that ECONYL regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.

Remake - ECONYL is processed into textile yarn for the fashion industry

Re imagine - Fashion brands use ECONYL to create brand new products. This nylon has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without losing its quality. The goal is once ECONYL based products are no longer useful, they can go back into step one of the Regeneration System.

Madame Sustainable has utilized ECONYL recycled nylon to create a limited edition of face masks - our most sustainable design yet! These masks are hand made in Melbourne, helping to support Melbourne small businesses.

A proceed of the profits from our sustainable ECONYL range goes towards Ocean Clean-up.

Check out the new range here

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