At Vitacore we are committed to providing the best quality masks and respirators to our customers, while also limiting our environmental footprint. While masks have had a vital role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our communities safe and healthcare systems functioning, they have also generated a large amount of waste that currently has no proper stream for recycling. We felt compelled to address this problem by creating our own PPE recycling program.
We estimate that over 60,000 tons of Covid-19 related single-use masks and respirators will be used over the next year in Canada. Furthermore, it is estimated that as many as 1.5 billion improperly disposed masks could end up in our world’s oceans this year. Our team of innovators at Vitacore have paved the way for manufacturing respirators in Canada and we are paving the way for a more effective way to recycle disposable masks. Our recycling program keeps masks out of landfills by providing bins for safe mask and respirator recycling. These masks and respirators are collected, sterilized, broken down into pellets and given a second life.