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Public asked to dispose of single-use face coverings responsibly

Sat, 23 Jan 2021


People are being asked to dispose of single use face coverings and gloves responsibly, and wear reusable items when possible and appropriate.

Around 194 billion disposable face masks and gloves, which are made from a variety of plastics that do not biodegrade, are used each month across the world, according to a recent report by the Environment Science and Technology journal.

The Manx Government strongly recommends wearing a face covering in public places as it can have a real impact on reducing the spread of the virus.

The guidance is in line with the Isle of Man Community Plastics Plan that aims to protect the environment by significantly reducing the amount of plastic entering the sea.


 

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