Progressive Leadership Needed: Disposable Masks Creating Worldwide Plastics Pollution Disaster

  • KluckAndPluck

    Posts: 1198

    Aug 18, 2020 11:27 PM GMT
    What is a progressive to do? The fascist dictators they elect are demanding everyone wear a mask. But the unintended consequence is the huge amount of plastic waste that is ending up in landfills and oceans.

    I think progressives should lead and show us how we can save the planet by NOT wearing masks.

    https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/07/1069151

    If historical data is a reliable indicator, it can be expected that around 75 per cent of the used masks, as well as other pandemic-related waste, will end up in landfills, or floating in the seas. Aside from the environmental damage, the financial cost, in areas such as tourism and fisheries, is estimated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) at around $40 billion.
  • wild_sky360

    Posts: 4087

    Aug 19, 2020 3:57 AM GMT
    I pick up 4 or 5 every day from my hike/bike path. When I have enough of them.. 30..40, I send them to my buddy in LA and he dumps them in the ocean.
  • HikerCamper

    Posts: 147

    Aug 19, 2020 2:16 PM GMT
    wild_sky360 saidI pick up 4 or 5 every day from my hike/bike path. When I have enough of them.. 30..40, I send them to my buddy in LA and he dumps them in the ocean.



    LOL