Frontline workers are at risk when fighting #COVID19. To protect them, more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves and gowns are needed. How can the textile sector switch productions to produce more PPEs? How to source raw materials or what methods should be used? To answer the questions on going beyond the norm, IFC brought together some global experts to share practical and technical knowledge on switching production.
Growing use of disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the #COVID-19 pandemic has created new waste problems that can have a negative impact on rivers and oceans. The webinar co-sponsored with the UK’s Foreign Office, discusses the global challenge from plastic waste and how to reduce the use of plastic. We were joined by speakers from leading manufacturers who are producing reusable gowns, high-quality fabric masks and PPE from biodegradable materials.
IFC’s work to expand PPE production and availability in developing countries is supported in partnership with the Government of the UK.