AusAir was founded in 2017 on a simple mission, that everyone deserves to breathe clean air. This was based on a realisation that air pollution is one of the most significant contributing factors to severe health problems. Read our origin story here.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, roughly 129 billion disposable face masks are being thrown into landfills every month, with the majority made from virgin plastics designed for single use. This level of consumption is unsustainable, with the waste wreaking havoc on our environment.
Because of this, we refuse to provide accessories to protect against air pollution whilst consciously contributing towards waste pollution. Our aim is to create products for longevity, not landfill.
Both the AirWeave skin and filter media utilises Merino wool that has been sourced exclusively from Australia. Reducing the reliance on petrochemical plastics.
Each AirWeave and AirFlex filter is designed without any single use plastics and can be continually used for up to 20-28 days, reducing landfill waste.
All our mask skins are completely machine washable, not only are they a long term investment in your health, they are also reduce your carbon footprint.
Featuring a washable Australian Merino AirWeave Skin, electret spun wool filter media, and natural antibacterial copper technology, AirWeave replaces synthetic non-renewables with sustainable performance materials.
Part of our mission is to positively impact the environment at scale. That is why at the beginning of 2021 we announced a partnership with Carbon Neutral to replenish Australia’s biodiverse habitat through the planting of native species. Get involved here.
AusAir set out on a mission to create the most sustainable, reusable mask in the world whilst improving performance. The result of this project is the AirWeave Merino Mask, a high filtration mask built using sustainable and reusable materials that simultaneously increased all performance metrics relating to filtration efficiency and breathability. Learn more about AirWeave Technology here.
Sustainable materials can be more costly than less efficient virgin synthetics. But what is the cost of tons of plastic being dumped into the oceans every year?
Well there’s an answer, and it’s about $13 billion in economic damage to marine ecosystems every single year by plastic pollution. This includes costs such as cleaning up beaches, reduced tourism, and significant impacts on the fishing industry.
But negative externalities don’t just cost the economy and the environment, they also have impacts on people’s health. Learn more.