The biggest problem? People are not disposing of these items properly.
This lack of responsibility has caused a different type of crisis; one involving litter and the possible contamination of individuals who clean them up from the parking lots of pharmacies, grocery stores and other “essential service” businesses.
Please dispose of PPE properly. Remember these items are not recyclable. Do not place them in with recycling. Bag your used PPE separately from the rest of your trash.
If you choose to go out, bring a bag with you, so you can dispose of your gloves, mask, or wipes into the bag and then dispose of them at home.
We are all in this together so let’s help keep each other safe.
Disposable masks contain plastics which pollute water and can harm wildlife who eat them
or become tangled in them.
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