It’s the worlds first fully compostable N95 Mask and it’s made in BC!
With the way the world is at the moment N95 masks are a hot item. There is a global shortage. One major downside to the masks is the fact that a lot of them end up in landfills and littering the streets. Enter UBC, they just announced that they've developed fully biodegradable Canadian N95 masks called the Can-Mask. It’s made of wood entirely from B.C, including cedar, pine, and spruce. Orlando Rojas, Scientific Director of the Bioproducts Institute at UBC said "The Can-Mask is just one of many opportunities for UBC researchers to help address an ongoing issue, while also stimulating B.C. and Canadian economies through novel research, use of local resources, and helping get everyone back to work," Go Canada Go!