Australia's First

Biodegradable and compostable face mask

Breaks down in 180 days into organic matter, as opposed to the current ones which take 800 years into microplastics.

TGA approved, supported by Hobart council

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Who we are • What we do • Why


To be the industry leaders in providing biodegradable personal protective equipment to Australia. To start the conversation to catalyze a movement for a national transition to a more environmentally sustainable healthcare system.


To educate people on the damaging impact of current practices, and provide a cost effective solution and alternative. To see our products in every Australian hospital.

My name is Kaitlyn Cooke

I am a registered nurse from Hobart Tasmania.


Environment - products based on studies and certificates, current best practice and research - no greenwashing.

Quality and safety - to provide a product that meet rigorous safety standards, protects against disease, is more breathable and comfortable for the wearer.

Relationships - build genuine business relationships with likeminded companies. Provide excellent customer service. Be reliable, genuine and honest.

Education - continuing education on waste and waste management, including product disposal. Working with hospitals, buyers and waste management facilities to avoid contamination.

Charity - using a portion of profits to improve waste management, environmental sustainability and education.

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Facts about plastics

The world is currently using facemasks at a rate of 129 billion per month, 3 million per second.

Current masks are made of polypropylene (PP) which takes between 200-1000 years to biodegrade, releasing micro-plastics into the environment.

Our product is plant based and breaks down in 180 days into organic matter.

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Why Hobart

Legislations and movements directly aligned with our mission on reducing waste

Hobart has been the forefront of many positive environmental changes, and we are excited to lead the way in creating a more sustainable health care system.

From July 2021, Hobart implemented a single use plastic ban for food packaging, aiming to result in a 600-ton annual reduction of single use plastics to landfill.

Tasmania was also first to implement the ban on plastic bags in 2017.

The city of Hobart waste management strategy 2015-2030 aims to achieve zero waste to the Hobart landfill by 2030

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Information on disposal

Congratulations for doing your part for the environment and choosing ECODEFEND biodegradable facemasks. This mask is biodegradable and compostable within 180 days, as opposed to the current ones which take up to 800 years.

Please dispose of in your FOGO green waste bins.

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They can be identified by the biodegradable symbol and logo as below.

Please DO NOT place your normal blue masks in the FOGO, only these specially marked ones.

For any confirmed COVID or infectious waste, please separately bag and dispose of in hazardous waste. Together, we can take action on climate change and reduce waste.

COVID Studies Links

Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions

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Frame 607

The effect of temperature on persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces

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Testing reports obtained

Bacterial filtration efficiency >98%

Microbial cleanliness

Splash resistance

Skin irritability

(Significantly less skin irritability than regular masks)


Increased breathability for wearers, proven via studies.

EN13432- biodegradable in 6 months

In industrial composting facilities

Differential pressure

Composition report