Myant R&D: Designing an Innovative Model for Sustainable Mask Supply Chains
While the world continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) has become a necessary part of our daily lives. However, the increased production and disposal of PPE, particularly disposable masks, has resulted in a significant carbon footprint and plastic waste problem. By some estimates, over 129 billion masks were disposed of every month in 2020. Early on in the pandemic, Myant recognized the urgent demand to get masks to those in need, while focusing on creating sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions that generated less waste.
With this in mind, our R&D team recently published an article discussing the need to design and optimize a resilient and sustainable mask supply chain network in Toronto. The proposed model takes into account the operational and disruption risks caused by high-impact crises (e.g., disease outbreaks and natural disasters, such as earthquakes, wildfires, and floods). This research is vitally important, as it can help ensure that masks are available to people who need them during a public health crisis without sacrificing sustainability.
Links to the article can be found here:
It’s research such as this that led us to innovate and create the Myant 95—the world’s first washable, reusable fabric mask that achieves >95% particle filtration (>0.1 microns).* We know that over 26,000 tons of plastic waste have ended up in our oceans since the start of the pandemic, and that has to change. The Myant 95 is manufactured right here in Canada and has a lifespan of up to 50 wash cycles, resulting in a significant reduction in its carbon footprint and in plastic waste compared to disposable masks.
As we continue to navigate the challenges of this pandemic, we can all do our part to minimize its effects on the environment. By investing in the Myant 95, you can have a positive impact on the future of our planet while keeping you and your loved ones safe.
The Myant 95 can be purchased here, along with our other innovative solutions - https://www.myantppe.ca/
*3rd party test results/analysis demonstrating the Myant 95’s ability to achieve >95% particle filtration can be found below.
PARTICULATE FILTRATION EFFICIENCY (PFE) AND DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE ANALYSIS
BACTERIAL FILTRATION EFFICIENCY (BFE) AND FLAMMABILITY ANALYSIS