Petition Ban the sale of disposable face masks to the general public
Make the sale and use of disposable masks to and for front line services only.
Disposable masks are being widely used and disposed of irresponsibly. Cheap versions in small quantities are being sold making them an attractive option for the public. However they contain plastics, are non biodegradable and are causing suffering and death to wildlife. They are being found littering the streets, beaches and in the sea. They should be treated as hazardous waste just like any other medical waste.
They contain polypropeline .
Wildlife is suffering - getting trapped in strings.
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