LOOK: Used Face Masks Picked Up in Metro Beach Clean-Up

On World Wildlife Day.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

For World Wildlife Day, the Department of Environment and National Resources led a beach cleanup in the Las Pinas-Paranaque area. Among the garbage pile they collected was, to no one's surprise, a used face mask

Jerome Ascano

In this pandemic, face mask are supposed to catch respiratory droplets and prevent them from entering the nose and mouth. Assume that the exposed side of the mask is contaminated. 

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The World Health Organization recommends placing used face masks in the trash bin. Hospitals, of course, dispose of medical grade face masks in a different way. After putting the used mask in the bin, the WHO recomments thorough hand washing.


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Wednesday's clean-up is part of a host of activities that aims to raise awareness on the "the links between our planet’s forest and woodlands as well as its manifold benefits to humanity", DENR on Facebook said. 

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