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PADI introduces face masks made from recycled ocean plastic



PADI®, the world’s largest diver training organisation, has introduced an innovative range of ocean-friendly reusable face masks to help people care for the ocean when purchasing cloth face coverings.

The company has teamed up with their rash guard partner, Rash’R, to offer masks manufactured from plastic bottles recycled from the ocean. These masks contribute to the removal of plastic pollution from the ocean while helping to meet consumer demand for face masks during the pandemic.

Available through the PADI Gear collection of earth-friendly apparel and accessories, the new cloth face masks are dual layered, reusable and washable at high temperature. They feature a filter pocket for PM 2.5 carbon filters and each mask is packaged with five reusable carbon-activated filters which each last for around eight hours. Additional replacement filters can be purchased at

PADI Gear is not making any profit from the sale of the masks – the price paid is the actual cost.

PADI’s greatest priority has always been the safety of divers around the world. We care about the health of the ocean and dive community, so we wanted to be able to put our hands on our hearts and say that we’re not profiting from this difficult time,” said Lisa Nicklin, PADI Worldwide Vice President of Consumer Marketing.

We wanted to give divers an opportunity to make a difference in an issue that, as ocean lovers, we care deeply about – plastic pollution.”

Using an alternative to medical grade masks means increasing the chances the NHS, care and other essential workers will have access to the important safety equipment they need to carry out their work.

To date, based on the number of face masks purchased, PADI and its partners have removed and reused more than 575 kg’s of ocean plastic.

PADI Gear face masks are available in adult and child sizes and feature a variety of different patterns depicting marine life.

The masks can be purchased through and retail at £17.20. A pack of five filters retails at £8.00.

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Jeff chats to… Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Veronica’s film – Worse things Happen at Sea – can be seen here:

Sixth and final in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.

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Peli proud to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution



We know Peli from its popular camera cases, but from discovery to distribution, Peli’s temperature-controlled packaging is now delivering COVID-19 vaccines all over Europe and the Middle East

With the pandemic recovery just underway, COVID-19 vaccines and therapies are rapidly becoming available for use and they must be safely distributed worldwide, within their required temperature range. Peli’s BioThermal™ division is providing temperature-controlled packaging to meet this critical moment, protecting these crucial payloads.

Peli’s innovative cold chain packaging has been trusted for nearly 20 years by pharmaceutical manufacturers to safely ship their life-saving products around the world. To meet the current challenge, they have adapted their existing products to provide deep frozen temperatures when required for the newly developed life sciences materials. Current and new offerings will ensure the cold chain is maintained throughout the vaccine or therapy’s journey, maximising efficacy and patient health.

“We know that pharmaceutical companies are in all phases of the development process for vaccines and therapeutics and working tirelessly to bring safe and effective drug products to market quickly,” said Greg Wheatley, Vice President of Worldwide New Product Development and Engineering at Peli BioThermal. “Our engineering team matched this urgency to ensure they have the correct temperature-controlled packaging to meet them where they’re at in drug development for the pandemic recovery, from discovery to distribution.”

Peli BioThermal’s deep frozen products use phase change material (PCM) and dry ice systems to provide frozen payload protection with durations from 72 hours to 144+ hours. Payload capacities range from 1 to 96 litres for parcel shippers and 140 to 1,686 litres for pallet shippers.

New deep-frozen solutions are ideal for short-term vaccine storage, redirect courier transport of vaccines from freezer farm hubs to immunisation locations and daily vaccine replenishment to remote and rural areas.

Peli BioThermal temperature-controlled packaging is currently being used to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, either directly or through global transportation providers, in Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the UK as well as in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, with more countries set to join the list as the pandemic recovery process rolls out.

To learn more about the wide range of deep frozen Peli BioThermal shippers, visit and for more information.

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