A recent study conducted by University of Southern Denmark reveals that we use an astounding 129 billion face masks globally every month – which means we are throwing away 3 million face masks every minute.

When I wrote about this issue last year, it was in its initial stages. But as anticipated, the plague of plastic waste has caught us off-guard and the majority of us are still clueless on safe and proper disposal of face masks.

The scientists at University of Southern Denmark suggest following few measures to deal with this problem:

  1. Set up mask-only trash cans for collection and disposal
  2. Consider standardization, guidelines, and strict implementation of waste management for masks
  3. Replace disposable masks with reusable face masks like cotton masks
  4. Consider development of biodegradable masks

Read more about it at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210310122431.htm