As the country grapples with the Covid-19 outbreak, one disturbing trend that has emerged recently is the incidence of face masks being disposed of indiscriminately. Over the past week, TODAY has seen used masks haphazardly strewn on pavements and escalators, while pictures of masks in lifts and other public areas have emerged online.
Explainer: How should face masks be properly disposed of, and can they be reused? - Published in Today Online February 19, 2020
Will This Reusable Mask — Designed & Developed In Singapore — Change The Way You Think About Masks? - Published in Today Online June 27, 2020
The design is inspired by the scuba diving mask.
Now that masks are here to stay (on our faces) in the foreseeable future, it’s only natural that we're on the lookout for safe and economical alternatives to the disposable surgical mask. There are the free reusable masks handed out by the government, or fashion-forward alternatives that local fashion brands have churned out. But a group of people in Singapore, with backgrounds in medical engineering, industrial design and healthcare, have designed and invented this intriguing-looking contraption known as the Gill Mask.