It's time to #CleanUp the streets from disposable Face Masks

Posted by THALYTA ROCHA

It's time to #CleanUp the streets from disposable Face Masks

Disposable face masks as the new environment threat Did you know that 129 billion face masks are being used globally every month and most are disposable face masks made from plastic microfibers? We've all seen them, at the park, hanging on a tree, on the driveway but what do they do? When not properly collected and managed, masks can be transported from land into freshwater and marine environments by surface run-off, river flows, oceanic currents, wind, and animals (via entanglement or ingestion). The effect this has on our environment is immense. When breaking down in the environment, the mask may...

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