St. Joseph’s first Ontario hospital to switch to ‘green’ masks

CTV News London A switch made by St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a safe one for the planet. Masks that are medical grad,  biodegradable and compostable are being worn by hospital staff and visitors. The alternative masks are made from plant-based biopolymers from renewable crop resources with an impressive carbon offset producing 65 per cent less CO2e emissions compared to a synthetic mask over its life cycle.

“We are pleased to lead the way in the province with a switch to a green mask that is a healthy solution for the environment and our care teams,” says Lori Higgs, Vice President Clinical Support and Chief Financial Officer at St. Joseph’s.

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