Key regions include Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Texas.
The statewide ban will take effect by January 2022.
A growing number of companies want cards made of biodegradable PVC to aim for the eco-sustainability of their products and to comply with European guidelines.
The program, which has been approved by the CDC, enables thousands of masks to be sterilized each day.
Troy University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences is researching new methods for producing polymer-based PPEs.
The coronavirus has caused an uptick in improperly discarded gloves and masks.