Staying Sustainable While Fighting COVID-19

by Alex Gurevich on November 25, 2020
Staying Sustainable While Fighting COVID-19

We all know the importance of using high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As the pandemic is only getting more serious by the day, it’s more important than ever that we all do our parts. But as the need for PPE keeps growing, many people are concerned about the impact we might be having on the environment. After all, the increased use of disposable face masks and other one-time use products like gloves and wipes all go to add more trash to our planet. But luckily, there are a few strategies you can take to fight COVID-19 while remaining environmentally conscious.

Stay Home

The main thing you can do to slow the spread of coronavirus while also helping the planet is to stay home as much as possible. We know nobody can stay indoors forever; you may have to return to work and don’t have the option to work from home, your kids might be going to school in person, and someone has to pick up the groceries.

But it’s important to evaluate those extra trips out of the house and determine if they’re really worth it. Instead of going out to a restaurant for dinner, consider ordering delivery with contactless drop-off. The same can be said for your grocery pickup; many major grocery chains are offering delivery or contactless pickup options. For entertainment, find a movie to stream instead of visiting the theater or come up with a fun game with your family.

These options not only save you time and money, but they also keep you safe at home, prevent you from the potential of spreading COVID-19 to someone else, and save you from having to use PPE around other people.

Purchase Reusable PPE

For the times when you do need to leave the house, consider reusable PPE options. The most obvious example here is face masks. While disposable masks can be nice to keep in your glovebox in case you forget your main mask, they aren’t a sustainable PPE solution long-term.

Instead, opt for reusable cloth masks that can be washed with your regular laundry after each use. Not only do cloth masks have the ability to be used over and over, but they are also available in more varieties than your classic disposable mask, so you can add a little personality! Cetrix is proud to offer cloth face masks available in packs of 5.

Order PPE in Bulk

If you do find that you need to keep disposable PPE items around, it’s best to order in bulk if you can. Opting for bulk orders can help you save money, ensure your home or business is always fully stocked with safety equipment, and reduce the impact of repeated shipping. This process is one of the most effective ways you can ensure sustainability while still getting the PPE items you need to keep yourself, your family, your employees, or your customers safe and healthy.

At Cetrix, many of our most popular products are available in bulk, and we also offer pricing discounts for bulk orders. This offer is valid for many of our face masks, gloves, sanitizers, and other selections. Contact us today to learn more!