Masks and gloves litter the streets

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Masks and gloves litter the streets. A disposable glove in the street
A disposable glove in the street

Most disposable masks contain, or are made of polypropylene, which takes around 20 to 30 years to decompose. Depending on the material, disposable gloves can take decades to break down.

Disposable masks and gloves were being sold at an alarming pace since the nationwide lockdown was announced. The main purpose, of course, is to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but it seems to be spreading a different problem in town, our streets are now littered with disposable gloves and masks.

Please make sure you keep our town clean and dispose of all your used disposable gloves and masks in a responsible manner.