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How to Properly Dispose of a Face Mask

How to Properly Dispose of a Face Mask

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing face masks is common not just among medical professionals, but among everyone. But someone new to regular mask use might not know how to properly dispose of their mask. What's the proper way to get rid of your mask if a medical waste container is not available? Read on to find out!

Reusable Face Masks

Step-by-Step Disposal Procedure for face masks:

    1. Remove mask from face, gently so as to not disturb liquid and solid contaminants on the mask.
    2. Place mask in a plastic bag, like a grocery shopping bag or a zip lock bag.
    3. Secure bag tightly.
    4. Place plastic bag into the garbage can or waste disposal unit.
    5. Wash hands immediately after disposing of your mask.
    6. Never put on a new face mask until you have properly washed your hands.

    Don't forget to teach proper face mask disposal to the whole family! We have masks in children's sizes now too:

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