This is beyond belief. How is that possible that they end up in the oceans? Who is responsible for this?
Disposable face masks are being dumped into the oceans, potentially releasing harmful microplastics into the atmosphere and our food.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of San Francisco enforcing the first face mask law in the United States. During the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all states have mandated the use of masks. By October, 93 percent of Americans said they wear a mask or face covering when they leave their home and are unable to socially distance themselves.
“Humanity is going through 129 billion face masks a month, which works out to three million a minute,” according to Big Think.
With large populations of the world using masks regularly as a health precaution against coronavirus, it has had an unintended consequence – pollution.
The Ocean Conservancy released new data detailing how personal protective equipment has polluted beaches and oceans all over the planet. Volunteers who were cleaning beaches all over…
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