Are you preparing to reopen your store soon? It’s such an exciting step forward for the retail industry. After a lull over the past few months in activity, stores across the UK are opening their doors once more.
Yet while there is a great sense of relief that businesses will be working again, it goes without saying that we are not back to normal yet. When planning to reopen, companies have a list of guidelines, procedures and processes to think through. Ensuring there is sufficient stock, implementing social distancing rules and making sure the stores have been fully sanitised.
With the recent guidelines that have been launched in regards to wearing face masks on public transport, this is perhaps another challenge for businesses to overcome. But it doesn’t have to be. We have large stocks available of our reusable, washable face mask – in a variety of colours, sizes and materials. With these ready to dispatch in 24 hours, you can be well prepared for your store reopening.
If you’re requiring more than 10,000 pieces, we’re more than happy to help out with a trade deal – just give our team a call!
What’s more, this doesn’t have to impact your sustainable objectives for your company this year. One of the main aspects of this mask is that it is reusable, which brings several advantages compared to the disposable N95 masks:
- Reduce Waste – 95% less masks thrown into landfill when reusing masks. Imagine the additional burden on the environment if everyone throws a week’s worth of masks into their garbage. It will have a huge impact and undo some of the brilliant progress we’ve made.
- Reduce Costs – If every employee needs a new disposable mask each day, it will create a huge cost for the businesses, especially as the continuing need for disposable masks means prices remain inflated. A reusable mask can be washed at the end of the day and used over and over again.
To help you understand the difference between disposable vs. reusable masks, lets look at an example. Let’s say Margaret Jones is reopening her restaurant at the beginning of July. Like before, she is open from 11am until 10pm every day of the week, serving her favourite British dishes.
She decides to buy disposable masks for her 100 employees. Every day, her staff have to wear a new mask to make sure they’re protecting themselves and her customers.
Now for the maths, each mask costs 40p and has to be thrown away after each shift. So that’s a total of £40/day and £1200/month. And that’s just the effect on her finances. This also costs the earth, with 700 masks being thrown into landfill each week. And that’s just Margaret Jones’ restaurant!
Her friend Lee Wilson also runs a restaurant, a popular American diner in the heart of London. He has chosen to purchase a quality reusable mask for each of his employees which can be washed up to 30 times so he won’t have to buy any more for a while. He spent a little bit more and paid £1.75 per mask.
Lee will be paying just £175/month to protect his staff and ensure his customers can visit his restaurant safely. He’s using masks made of sustainable Oeko-Tex cotton to ensure he’s having the least effect on his environment.
It’s a no brainer. Reusable masks are the long-term option for businesses that are looking to reopen soon.