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The environmental impact of medical supplies came into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic — thanks to the alarming rise in use and waste of disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, visors and single-use isolation gowns.

After PhD chemist Beau Wangtrakuldee was severely injured in a lab in 2008 — when a chemical spill burned straight through her standard-issue lab coat onto her thigh — she realised PPE needed to be better, and she set out to create a new standard.

Launched in 2018, her startup, AmorSui (derived from Latin, meaning “self-love”) — originally focused on protective lab gear — pivoted during the pandemic in reaction to the rampant waste and shortages of disposable PPE products in hospitals; the company’s new product line features higher-quality, inclusive, washable and recyclable garments that better protect medical personnel.

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Source: Sustainable Brands

Date: 2 July

Posted in News on Jul 02, 2024

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