• Championing Sustainable Practice of Reusable Face Masks: Framing TikTok Campaign of #Eco-Influencers

    Author(s):
    Carie Justine P. Estrellado
    Editor(s):
    IJMERI (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research and Innovation
    Subject(s):
    Social sciences, Humanities, Education
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    #Eco-influencers, Reusable Face masks, sustainability, TikTok
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/9z3s-3q05
    Abstract:
    The pandemic not only brought the surge of the virus and fear but also led to a heavy environmental toll - unfolding the proposition of increasing face mask waste, resulting in an ongoing threat vis-à-vis the environment. The aim of the study is to encourage climate dialog to environmental activism through TikTok, dovetailing awareness as part of coalescing efforts on reusable face masks over single-use face masks. This study employed two-fold qualitative processes: Photovoice and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) in exploring the meanings of unsustainable practices of disposable facemasks. A different point of view was centered on the modification of attitudes and providing social awareness of the use of disposable face masks. Despite the strong stances against face mask, all participants agreed that facemasks will be in commonplace even the ebbing of the pandemic, but their wavelengths are firm to reinforce simple change mitigating the impact of plastic waste and that is to take advantage of imparting information via TikTok. The highlights and implications of the study revealed an onset for empowering purpose towards environmental interest as eco-influencers who will encourage stewardship as conduits for sustainable practices.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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