A global pandemic with environmental side effects

By Thomas Shaw on the 05 February 2021

A global pandemic with environmental side effects

The problem with disposable face masks
The coronavirus pandemic has brought tragedy and thrown up many challenges. While disposable masks have helped us stay safe, they contain plastics that pollute waterways and harm wildlife who become tangled or eat them. And you're only supposed to wear them once. So, please dispose of them responsibly and snip the straps, after use, to ensure animals won't get tangled up.

Make your own reusable face mask
Face masks are going to be part of our lives for a while, so it's worth investing in a face covering that you can wash and reuse. If you're handywith a needle and thread, there's plenty of advice on how to make your own. Visit Gov.uk for a simple guide on How to make a cloth face covering. Or, if you'd like a more detailed guide, head to the Big Community Sew website.

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