Filtering the air we breathe: masks made from coffee filters

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The German company Melitta, known for coffee and coffee filters, is now making face masks too. Photo credit: StockSnap via Pixabay

When the German government called on companies to use ingenuity in the wake of COVID-19, Melitta pivoted to make masks alongside their original paper coffee filters. The company is producing 1 million masks a day and is projected to make a total of 15 billion. New York Times Berlin correspondent Christopher Schuetze reported on the new product.

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