PLASTIC- FREE JULY: DAY 16

Who could’ve ever predicted that masks would become the next big polluter?!⁣

Disposable gloves, masks and hand sanitizer bottles are now being found in large numbers in the ocean, or simply discarded on the streets.⁣

In Australia, surgical masks started washing up on the east coast after a cargo ship lost containers in rough seas.⁣

It’s so gross picking up someone else’s mask… I don’t have a litter picker, so I either use a stick or my hands (and then clean my hands immediately afterwards). I know that this is a risk I’m taking, but I do my best to manage the risk.⁣

Disposable masks contain polypropylene, which is plastic. So the same concerns about degradation, ingestion by marine animals, and absorption of toxins like oil apply.⁣

So, please, take some fabric, borrow or buy a needle and thread and sew your own. Plenty of how-to videos on YouTube. ⁣

Alternatively, please buy a reusable mask online.⁣

𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞. ⁣

𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘈𝘕𝘋 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵.⁣

 

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⁣ 𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟏𝟔: 𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐊𝐒⁣ ⁣ Who could've ever predicted that masks would become the next big polluter?!⁣ ⁣ Disposable gloves, masks and hand sanitizer bottles are now being found in large numbers in the ocean, or simply discarded on the streets.⁣ ⁣ In Australia, surgical masks started washing up on the east coast after a cargo ship lost containers in rough seas.⁣ ⁣ It's so gross picking up someone else's mask… I don't have a litter picker, so I either use a stick or my hands (and then clean my hands immediately afterwards). I know that this is a risk I'm taking, but I do my best to manage the risk.⁣ ⁣ Disposable masks contain polypropylene, which is plastic. So the same concerns about degradation, ingestion by marine animals, and absorption of toxins like oil apply.⁣ ⁣ So, please, take some fabric, borrow or buy a needle and thread and sew your own. Plenty of how-to videos on YouTube. ⁣ ⁣ Alternatively, please buy a reusable mask online.⁣ ⁣ 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞. ⁣ ⁣ 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘈𝘕𝘋 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵.⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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