Source: Yahoo News
The improper disposal of masks is a cause for concern. This issue has been widely reported in all the major media from CNN to BBC News, to New York Post, etc.
Sadly, we are also seeing a huge amount of mask litter in Malaysia.
Selangor Princess and environmentalist Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah initiated an awareness campaign via Instagram called #NoMoreLitter #BecauseWeCare for World Environment Day 2020 with the aim to highlight that we must throw our masks properly into the wastebins.
I would like to urge the public to please throw your disposable masks properly into the bins. We must take care of each other and the environment. We must be considerate.
Pic from Tengku Zatashah’s ig
Masks can be found disposed on sidewalks, roads, drains, the seashore, and even in the bushes in public locations by irresponsible individuals.
Not only they are non-biodegradable, non-recyclable and can create an eyesore, but they also pose danger of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection to cleaners who pick them up.
This is actually a health hazard which poses possible contamination risk to others so let us really make that effort to be civic-minded and considerate for one another.
And remember, it is our responsibility to keep our country Malaysia clean.
I got ninety-nine problems
But ‘mask litter’ won’t be one