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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 05:53 AM

Disposable masks raise same concern as other disposables: litter

A disposable mask may just keep the coronavirus from marching its way through more Waco residents, but once that mask has done its duty, it can pose the same threat other poorly handled disposable items pose.

Waco’s mix of litter seems to have some newly prominent parts, with the wider use of masks, in addition to gloves and disinfecting wipes.

“Unfortunately, I have heard some reports the amount of litter and trash associated with masks, gloves and wipes has increased,” Waco Recycling Services Program Coordinator Anna Dunbar said by email.

The solution to controlling litter associated with items intended to combat COVID-19 stacks up about the same as the solution to controlling litter in general.

Read more: https://wacotrib.com/news/local/disposable-masks-raise-same-concern-as-other-disposables-litter/article_47a97e54-0735-5a2b-b431-31371a21b52d.html

From my observations, this article appears to be correct. Almost every time that I leave home I see masks on the roads and in parking lots. Why can't people dispose their trash properly?

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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:51 AM

2. When I walk my dog, in the past I would see the occasional spend (ewww) condom

now I see the occasion spent face mask.

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