One time use, disposable N95 masks in itself don’t have an immense carbon footprint. As you can read on our research webpage about the ‘Carbon Footprint of N95 FaceMasks’ it is just around 50 grams CO2 per disposable N95 mask. But when you look at the bigger picture, like on the scale of use of a whole country it becomes quite substantial, to say the least.
As an example we took the professional use by healthcare workers in Germany. A professional user group of around 800.000 people that use these disposable