Disposable masks now more common litter than plastic bags

Sat, 2020-09-19 14:11
Susannah our Chief Executive on BBC national news

With the easing of lockdown there’s a growing tide of new litter – the disposable mask. Disposable masks are now more common litter items than plastic bags.  

After the plastic bag tax, it was drinks bottles that overtook bags as the most common litter item – and now sadly we find more disposable masks. 

Susannah our Chief Executive spoke on the six oclock news on 18 Aug asking us all to reduce our use of single use plastics and dispose of them carefully.  Cloth masks are more comfortable, you might need to try one or two to get one that suits but they are better for the environment and won’t become part of the persistent plastic pollution we find on our beaches.

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