JCCG UK was formed in 2010 as a family business and fortunately, we were in a position to be able to respond to the PPE shortage in 2020. We were able to pivot our business and manufacture and supply PPE for our wonderful keyworkers. We were able to react quickly to the crisis by calling on our local community for support and supply us with the raw materials we needed. In turn, we were able to give back by creating new jobs during a period that meant a lot of people were out of work or furloughed.
Being able to supply competitively priced medical and dental surgical face masks with different types of certificates, made in the UK is something that is important to us.
We are proud to said that we make PPE entirely in the UK and are supporting the UK’s ‘Green Economy’. By doing this we are reducing our carbon footprint, the reliance on global supply chains and ensuring that only the best materials are used instead of importing them.
There are huge concerns around the shocking amount of waste non-biodegradable masks are causing. Masks are rivalling carrier bags in terms of waste, some 53 million are ending up in landfill every day in the UK and thousands are discarded improperly.
Because they are now a legal requirement in many public spaces around the world, we believe it’s our responsibility to provide guidance as to how to dispose of used face masks properly. We take this seriously and are urging our customers to put them into bins.
1. After you’ve used a disposable mask in public take it home and put it into a bin with a lid. If this isn’t possible, place it in a proper public bin.
2. Don’t put disposable masks in the recycling. They can get caught in specialist recycling equipment and can be a potential biohazard to waste workers
3. Do not flush disposable masks down the toilet
People who have sensory needs are finding mask wearing painful or distressing. Whether it’s required all day in the classroom or for travelling we are so pleased that our face masks are helping them to feel comfortable and less agitated.
These are some of the challenges we are focusing on:
We are currently looking for ways we can support more people who find wearing face masking challenging and provide protection for them.