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Reduce the plastic soup with Retulp’s new mission

The use of face masks has become an integral part of everyday life, and wearing them is becoming mandatory in more and more places. Although a few opt for a reusable mouth mask, a large proportion of the population prefer the disposable variety. Easy, but unfortunately not sustainable. They can be spotted more and more often in the streets, in the woods or even washed up on the beach. No wonder these mouthguards have acquired the nickname ‘stray caps’. Not only annoying for us, but also for the animals that can get entangled in the rubber bands or mistake them for food. Unfortunately, this ‘COVID waste’ is a global problem and ends up in our oceans through rain and rivers. We are therefore committed to preventing this as the problem of litter and the plastic soup is already big enough for Corona.

Retulp was founded with the aim of combating disposable plastic by offering alternatives. We want to prevent the growing plastic soup in the oceans by tackling the problem at source. We do this by inspiring people to use an attractive reusable sustainable drinking bottle, because: once is a shame. It is frustrating that a new problem now arises through the frequent use of single-use mouthguards. To prevent this new litter problem, Retulp therefore offers sustainable, reusable mouth caps.

New mission

But that is not all. Besides preventing single-use mouthguards and thus litter, Retulp would like to contribute to cleaning this up. We are proud partner of the charity club Kakatua. For every mouth mask sold, more than a kilo of plastic will be collected from the rivers by the floating arms, to prevent the plastic from flowing into our oceans. By purchasing a Remask mouth mask, you are not only helping to prevent single-use waste in the Netherlands, but you are also ensuring that more than one kilo of waste in problem countries does not float into our oceans. A win-win situation!

But why specifically this cooperation? As said Retulp is committed to preventing the plastic soup in the oceans. Prevention is better than recycling. Unfortunately, in many problem countries it is already too late and kilos of plastic are flowing into the ocean every day via the rivers. According to a 2017 study, just ten rivers are responsible for over ninety percent of all plastic waste in the oceans. This is what the project is working on together with Club Kakatua. Together with locals, they have been working since 2020 to prevent plastic from drifting into the ocean via rivers. This is achieved by stopping floating objects in the form of arms from catching plastic waste in rivers so that it does not flow into our oceans. Between August 2020 and January 2021, they have already intercepted 125,000 kilos(!) of plastic waste. This is done in places like Bali, where in a river near Bukit, 20,000 kilos have already been removed in four days, just before the discharge into the ocean. This plastic waste is recycled as much as possible.

Retulp Remask duurzame herbruikbare mondkapjes

Each mouth mask sold removes over a kilo of waste from the ocean

Besides being a lot more durable than the disposable variety, reusable mouthguards are made of soft cotton or Oeko-Tex. Oeko-Tex is a material made from 100% recycled textile waste from old, unwanted fabrics. In addition to preventing pollution, these hoods also save 26,000 litres of water per kilo of cotton. And because the mouthguards are produced in Europe, CO-2 emissions are minimal.

So for yourself, for your staff or even as a business gift. With every purchase of a Remask mask, you not only protect yourself, but you also contribute to a cleaner planet. Check out our blog on the benefits of using a reusable mask. Interested? Check out the site or one of the websites where our Remask mouth masks are sold. You can also get your Remask mask printed with your logo or brand to set an example for others to follow!

Sustainable

Besides being a lot more durable than the disposable variety, reusable mouthguards are made of soft cotton or Oeko-Tex. Oeko-Tex is a material made from 100% recycled textile waste from old, unwanted fabrics. In addition to preventing pollution, these mouthguards also save
In addition to preventing pollution, these mouthguards also save 26,000 litres of water per kilo of cotton. And because the mouthguards are produced in Europe, CO-2 emissions are minimal.

So for yourself, for your staff or even as a business gift. With every purchase of a Remask mask, you not only protect yourself, but you also contribute to a cleaner planet. Check out our blog on the benefits of using a reusable mask. Interested? Check out the site or one of the websites where our Remask mouth masks are sold. You can also get your Remask mask printed with your logo or brand to set an example for others to follow!

Remask mouthguards: a REALLY sustainable gift

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