Hemp: the solution to face masks pollution?

Sep 15, 2020, 09.25 PM(IST)
In a factory south of Paris, a laser cuts through a hemp canvas on the production line of what the manufacturer says is Europe's first compostable face mask. Geochanvre pitches the hemp masks, priced at around one euro each, as a means to reduce the mountain of plastic waste from single-use protective gear that environmentalists say will take centuries to decompose and is already polluting the oceans.