One business in the rural town of Cleveland is using carbon extracted from bamboo in one layer of the face masks they produce, KSHB reports.
Green Resources Consulting owner, Iveth Jalinski, was originally using bamboo plants to create filtering facepiece (FFP) masks to protect from pollution. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she shifted gears to make the masks more efficient for pathogens.
“Bamboo is a high-quality anti-bacterial, and it’s very important in the creation of the mask because it helps trap pathogens,” Jalinski told KSHB.
Green Resources is now producing these face masks at its production facility in Cleveland. Jalinski said she plans to increase production in September, potentially bringing 100 new jobs to Cleveland.