Author: Michael Seymour

Face coverings are now a legal requirement in many public spaces around the world. Despite millions of people being told to use face masks, little guidance has been given on how to dispose of or recycle them safely. And as countries begin to lift lockdown restrictions, billions of masks will be needed each month globally. Without better disposal practices, an environmental disaster is looming. The majority of masks are manufactured from long-lasting plastic materials, and if discarded can persist in the environment for decades to hundreds of years. This means they can have a number of impacts on the environment and people. ​ Our goal is to get as many Earth Heroes as possible to cleanup a location of their liking and inspiring others, while staying safe. So, are you ready to make a difference and join The Great Mask Clean-Up? Directly support our Education, Media Efforts, and Clean-up Programs Now!

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