One company in Cardiff, Wales is working to turn discarded PPE into new garments including school chairs and toolboxes. Six NHS hospitals have already taken delivery of the specialist machines which convert used PPE into reusable plastic. The audit, carried out by the state’s health department, has prompted the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union to demand nurses working with COVID-positive patients and those suspected of having the virus be kept safe. “The data has clearly demonstrated what the QNMU has long feared, that there are huge inconsistencies in the PPE fit testing programs across our public health systems,” Ms Mohle said. During the hearing on Monday, the QIRC Commissioner recommended that the top priority HHSs prepare “action plans” for PPE fit testing regimes by May 4, and submit them to the QNMU.