The Importance of Sustainable Face Masks

Now that lockdown is easing and that the UK Government have made it mandatory to wear face masks/face covering in shops, public transport, enclosed spaces, and pretty much anywhere that social distancing isn't possible, it is crucial to look for masks that have protection and environmental benefits.

All  Jayley’s fashion face masks come in a range of different designs and styles. Our masks are made from 100% sustainable cotton and have great adjustable. All of Jayley's masks have adjustable ear straps along with a metal nose wire to allow the mask to fit comfortable around the bridge of your nose making sure all our masks fit perfectly to your face because we know that no one's face is the same.  
Jayley’s Fashion face masks have the option to come with a removable filter, this is extremely useful for someone who wants an additional layer of protection. All filters available on Jayley’s website are to a medical standard of PM 2.5 meaning these filters give you the best protection. All of Jayley’s face masks have been made responsibly they are reusable, eco-friendly and made from 100% sustainable cotton to prevent excessive waste.

Recent conservationists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could spark a surge in ocean pollution, adding to a glut of plastic waste that already threatens marine life after finding disposable masks floating like jellyfish and being scattered across sea beds.

The quantities of masks and gloves found were far from enormous, said Peltier. But he worried that the discovery hinted at a new kind of pollution, one set to become ubiquitous after millions around the world turned to single-use plastics to combat the coronavirus. “It’s the promise of pollution to come if nothing is done,” Joffrey Peltier, The Guardian, June 2020.

Worryingly there is already evidence of plastic pollution caused by masks. Conservationists have reported finding masses of surgical masks washing up on the shoreline, this announcement of mandatory face masks being worn has led to an alarming rise in personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks used by the general public being thrown away on the streets, parks, and beaches instead of being put in a bin. 
Our hope is that the majority of people understand the benefits of what reusable masks bring to the market and how Jayley has taken on board eco-friendly and sustainable face masks. When buying into a reusable mask it is helping to stop the mass number of disposable masks being found on beaches, parks, streets and the excessive number of masks being found in landfill sites. At Jayley we encourage people to buy into washable, reusable types of masks that have been responsibly and sustainably-made.