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In the East African country of Uganda, a disposable mask costs one dollar. The same amount as the daily cost of food, says Antonio Garcia Rubio, project manager at the international consultancy company for technical specialists TMC. “Then the choice is made quickly. In Uganda, more people die of hunger than Covid-19.” A TMC project team came up with a method to make affordable and reusable mouthpieces from recycled plastic in Uganda.

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Author profile picture Corine Spaans is a writer. She is particularly interested in the stories of the people behind the innovations and has a passion for sport (innovation).