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
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.
Facts about plastics
Legislations and movements directly aligned with our mission on reducing waste
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.
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
Testing reports obtained
Bacterial filtration efficiency >98%
(Significantly less skin irritability than regular masks)
Increased breathability for wearers, proven via studies.
EN13432- biodegradable in 6 months
In industrial composting facilities