1.6 billion disposable masks entered the ocean

1.6 billion disposable masks entered the ocean in 2020 and will take 450 years to biodegrade

well more’s comin’ cause i’m seein’ them discarded all over parking lots.

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Ever since society started wearing masks, the cause and effects are being seen on the beaches.”

While some of the debris could be attributed to carelessness, it is speculated that the lightweight masks were at times also being carried from land, boats and landfills by the wind.

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