Fancy a mask made from sugar cane waste or hemp?

Sugar cane waste and its various stages before being turned into biodegradable mask material. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY THE QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
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SYDNEY - In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, health authorities turned to the two most readily available products to prevent airborne contraction - surgical masks and N95 masks.

But both are typically intended for single-use only and were not designed to minimise waste or allow for recycling.

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