Poster to reduce single-use face masks and promote reusable face masks instead

Follow the WHO guidelines and your national regulations and instructions related to the use of face masks. These regulation differ from one country to the next.

22 January 2021 : The WHO advises that “nonmedical, fabric masks can be used by the general public under the age of 60 and who do not have underlying health conditions.”

COVID If everyone wore a disposable mask every day for a year, we’d have 3 TRILLION masks to dispose of. Disposable masks take centuries to breakdown, and in the meantime when they inevitably escape into the environment, they can be lethal for any birds, mammals, turtles, and fish that get tangled in them.

Disposable masks are necessary for frontline medical staff, and vulnerable people – but the majority of people can keep themselves and their communities safe by wearing reusable #facemasks – and therefore minimise the long-term environmental impact caused by #Covid19.

Available in Burmese, Dutch, English, Ewe, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Khmer, Malay, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Ukrainian

This new poster has been designed to share freely on social media, or print out to display in shop windows, schools, offices, and in your community – anywhere in the world.

Please note :

Always follow face mask guidance on the webpage of the World Health Organisation and follow local face mask policies❗️

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If you’d like to receive this poster in your language, simply translate the text into your language and send together with your logo to 

  • Help reduce COVID waste 
  • Wear a reusable mask 
  • Be sure to wash it daily and follow WHO guidance and local facemask policies