To Cut Plastic Waste, Masks Are Being Made From Banana-Tree Species Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

IndiaTimes reports:
Coronavirus pandemic has not only taken a toll on our lives but also on the environment as well. Due to the extreme precautions taken while facing the worst times, face masks, PPE kits are being made out of plastic and that is hurting our mother earth. Fibre from a relative of the banana tree could be the savior for us, it could replace plastic in the face of millions of respiratory face masks and hospital gowns, PPE kits in the world that is right now fighting in high spirits against the deadly coronavirus, a report in The Straits Times said.
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