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Taiwanese firms convert face masks into electronics

Taiwan business Miniwiz has partnered up with Fubon Financial Holding Co., to transform used surgical mask into phone chargers.

‘Every three minutes we can make a charger out of face masks that can reduce waste. Transforming local waste into a valuable product is the ultimate goal,’ Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang tells Taiwan News. Fuban set up recycling spots in all their office buildings, allowing Huang to collect enough material to create thousands of recycled phone chargers.

The unique collaboration started as a way to celebrate Fubon’s 60th anniversary. According to Chairman Daniel Tsai, the firm noticed medical waste had quickly become a huge issue worldwide, including on the company premises. The idea was born to tackle the littering problem while simultaneously creating an anniversary gift for the company’s employees.

Both Tsai and Huang hope this unique project will inspire people to see the value in end-of-life products and promote circular economy initiatives.

How does the innovative recycling solution work?

The innovative solutions pioneered by Miniwiz were recently showcased in the documentary Going Circular. Watch the trailer here.

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