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CDCA Progam for Eco-friendly Mask Distribution

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Centre for Disabled Children Assistance (CDCA) is a non-for-profit making specifically children
with disabilities (CwDs) focused non-governmental, non-partisan and secular non-governmental
organization. It is officially registered with District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu
in 2006. And, has an affiliation with Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal since November 5,
2011. CDCA has a goal to increase access to the free education and free health services for the
reduction of vulnerability poverty. CDCA believes in equality through equity, respect and
dignity and cooperation.
CDCA is environment friendly organization that has a agenda of plastic free community. Since
the outbreak of Covid-19 the disposable mask is affecting the environment in many ways. So,
CDCA is actively involved in eco-friendly and budget friendly mask distribution program(tested
and verified by health professionals) in collaboration with ESQUEL-Y.L.YANG EDUCATION
FOUNDATION recommended by Mix and Mask Hongkong. From masks distribution program
CDCA is receiving positive feedback and these masks are being highly demanded.

As wearing a face mask is becoming mandatory in more countries across the world including
Nepal. There is an increasing demand for it and the import of disposable face mask seemed to
have become a economic and environmental issue. The alternative to disposable face masks is
reusable/washable face masks. Despite all the skepticism and criticism towards reusable face
masks, here are why reusable face masks are the better and more eco-friendly option.
The disposal of disposable face mark is becoming a crisis.
The rising demand for disposing of single-use face masks is adding to the glut of plastic
pollution. Disposable face masks are being used and discarded carelessly which poses a potential
risk, and many masks end up in the footpaths and waterways. These masks contain materials that
do not recycle and are not biodegradable. Reusable face masks can reduce the risk of pollution
and the amount of plastic wastage.
Reusable face masks are cheaper in the long run.
Single-use disposable face masks may be cheaper by piece, but in the long run, reusable face
masks can save you a fortune. Reusable face masks can be washed and reused as often as
needed, and you don’t have to think about disposing of it. Getting your children to wear face

masks can be a task as disposable face masks tend to feel uncomfortable for them. For reusable
face masks, you have more choices with patterns and you can always let your kids pick the
patterns they like, and encourage them to get into the habit of wearing it. The risk of coronavirus
infection will, unfortunately, exist for quite a while, it’s wise to get into the habit of wearing a
mask, and not spending any more on it than you have to by choosing reusable face masks.
The coronavirus primarily passes from person to person through respiratory droplets and
contaminated surfaces, so wearing a reusable face mask is the best way to help protect you and
your loved ones against the virus while help looking after the environment.

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