How do you dispose of face masks?

The disposable masks that are becoming mandatory to be worn globally are made of plastics and are not recyclable or biodegradable. These masks can cause damage the 

  • environment
  • animals
  • food chain

Can disposable medical face masks be sterilized and reused?

The disposable mask is not meant to be re-washed and worn again. They are meant to be used once and then thrown away in appropriate bins. 

Can I wear a face shield instead of a mask or face covering during the COVID-19 pandemic?

No, a face shield is meant to protect the eyes while a face mask is meant to protect the nose and mouth.