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Mask off the Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the increased usage of disposable goods; cutlery; straws and especially, masks. Whilst an essential aspect to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has detrimental impacts upon the environment. It has implications on the future of medical PPE. How can be we become more environmentally sustainable in a world that is heavily reliable on disposable PPE? An optimal solution is one that can be disposed of without environmental damage and does not compromise the quality of medical PPE. Thus, my commitment is to advocate for sustainable options around Monash University, specifically biodegradable or reusable materials. My 3 actions are: 1. Promote- engage with people in the community through social media on the importance of resuseable utensils 2. Campaign- advocate the idea of biodegradable PPE with organisations, including the university. 3. Model- act as a role model through taking responsible actions. This includes using sustainable utensils and encouraging other to do the same.

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