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Recyclablu turns upcycled medical waste into PPE

Forbes, May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

Recyclablu turns upcycled medical waste into PPE

A little over a year ago, as the Covid-19 pandemic first swept the world, healthcare facilities faced a critical shortage in personal protective equipment (PPE). Aditi Sharma, who is finishing a dermatology residency at the University of California (UC) Irvine, vowed to help solve the problem. Along with [Assistant Clinical Professor] Dr. Melissa Chang, she began creating face masks out of medical waste that otherwise would have ended up as landfill.