Are there additional measures for the collection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

We have a wide range of Personal Protective Equipment Zero Waste Boxes. Our most popular is the Safety Equipment and Protective Gear - Zero Waste Box which accepts masks, gloves and other forms of PPE. You can learn more about our Zero Waste Boxes here.

When disposing of a mask, we recommend everyone follows the WHO advice, and washes their hands with soapy water for 30 seconds after handling a mask.

Our Zero Waste Boxes have plastic liners inside, as well as foldable lids to reduce the chance of spread if someone infected recycles their mask. This is in line with the Safe Work Australia guidelines on mask disposal.

Finally, we only accept masks and PPE that have been used for "prevention of spread". We can solely accept non-hazardous waste and we cannot collect medical or clinical waste, which includes material contaminated with blood or bodily fluids, or waste that originates from health care facilities, hospitals, home care etc. We also cannot accept home-made, fabric or paper face masks. If you or any of your staff are self-isolating, quarantined or suspect COVID-19 contamination of the PPE, please do not use your box to recycle the material and follow government guidelines on how to dispose of such waste.

We also have a blog on mask recycling that you might be interested in.

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