Face Masks Can Be Recycled to Create Stronger Concrete

New research published in Materials Letters announced that scientists at Washington State University found a way to recycle face masks by incorporating them into concrete, creating a more durable material that is 50% stronger than the standard. As face masks generate plastic pollution and concrete engenders a carbon-intensive process, the study not only improves concrete’s design, it also addresses two sustainability issues. Researchers found that …

Winter Skin + Hair Essentials

Scrubs, serums, potions and lotions that combat the effects of cold weather

Between the icy, harsh wind outside and the drying effects of heating indoors, winter weather can wreak havoc on skin and hair—resulting in irritation, inflammation, itchiness, dullness, weakness and beyond. While plenty of these issues can be aided with improving one’s diet and hydration inside the body, there are also countless products that can help buff, puff, nourish and soothe on the outside. Here we …

SURPRISE Pleated Face Mask

Helmed by MI Leggett—an NYC-based, non-binary artist—Official Rebrand exists at the crux of art, fashion and sustainability. Leggett creates new garments, accessories and sculptures from unwanted and discarded materials. Super-practical and visually appealing, their face masks come in various iterations. Some have elastic loops, while others incorporate long ties; but all come with a bendable nose wire for a snug and comfortable fit. Inside, there’s …