I'm sure you've seen videos or photos circulating the internet of disposable masks filling up landfills or ending up in the ocean, this might be a way to recycle those masks.
Since the pandemic started, million of disposable masks are being worn each day around the globe. Apparently engineers from RMIT University in Melbourne say they have developed a new material made from shredded single-use masks and processed building rubble from demolished buildings that can be used to make roads, according to The Hill.
A study that was published in the journal for Science Of The Total Environment says that if you wanted to make a little over half mile of road out of recycled disposable masks, it would take about 3 million masks. The analysis also found that the material could be used for two of the four layers that's used to make roads.