A pressing in Dieppe, in Seine-Maritime, took the idea of buying masks fabric and rent them. After each use, a small black dot is added to the mask, which is washable 30 times. “We were faced with the shortage of masks. We therefore decided to buy washable, approved masks. We were able to set up washed masks, within our teams. We said to ourselves’ if we do it. for us, why not do it for others’ “, explains Mélanie Heurtaux, business manager.
The rules of hygiene are maximum. Once used, the masks are collected and left for 24 hours in a decontamination box before being washed at 60 degrees. 400 masks are cleaned and ironed in this laundry every week. They can then be delivered by bicycle in the city center. An eco-responsible approach that is appealing for the moment. “The disposable mask, pollution level, it’s not the best there is. So it’s good to know that there is that”, underlines Nathalie Louage, professor of musical training at the conservatory.