Making Touch-free key by recycling waste mask
With Covid pandemic lasting, there have been countless disposable masks discarded. Though the masks are vital supplies when worn, after a one-day use, it is just trash that is hard to treat. Around the struggle, it was Yonsei Mirae Campus student club ‘Mask Do It’ who wanted to handle waste masks and produced a meaningful good, Touch-free key.Touch-free key is a hygiene product that helps to press buttons on elevators without touching them. It recently got attention as it can be useful in cases where contact with public places and public objects is inevitable. Mask Do It team held a waste mask collection campaign with the National Health Insurance Service and finally produced a Touch-free key by recycling the collected masks, which greatly contributes to achieving SDG 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. They also added value by donating the Touch-free key to those with a developmental disability.