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G95 Launches Biodegradable, Plant-Based Mask, Used Mask Return System


NEWNAN, GA.—G95 Inc. announced the most recent addition to its G95 Gear Collection: The Oceanshield mask, available for both adults and children, combines the signature G95 style with lightweight biodegradable, plant-based materials designed for everyday use and comfort and has excellent breathability.

Six years ago, long before the current pandemic, G95 started developing the world’s first sustainable and biodegradable single-use filtration product.

This past year, after witnessing the environmental impact of COVID-19 pandemic-related single-use petrochemical-based masks entering the marine environment, constituting an additional 4,680 to 6,240 metric tons of plastic pollution, the company decided to create a biodegradable, plant-based alternative. G95 also developed a unique return mailer to help ensure that masks do not pollute the environment, thus taking responsibility for the safe disposal of its product after its use by its customers. Customers can also return other brands’ masks in the company’s mailers for safe disposal at no cost to the customer.

“At G95, we have made sustainability a core pillar of our business,” says Carlton Solle, Co-Founder at G95 Inc. “We are constantly seeking new materials and processes to minimize our environmental impact. Just in 2020 alone, an estimated 1.6 billion single-use face masks ended up floating in our oceans. They will take 450 years to break down into microplastics that create havoc in marine ecosystems. We were determined to not contribute to this ecological crisis and developed a unique return system for customers that is incentivized to persuade them to mail their used masks back to us.”

For more information on The Oceanshield and the G95 Gear Collection, visit G95.com.