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Dispose of PPE and plastic waste responsibly

2 months ago

If every person wears a single-use face mask every day for a year, as much as 66,000 tonnes of unrecyclable plastic waste could be thrown away, adding the to waste we create that pollutes the environment and damages ecosystems. In the UK, 784 million PPE items were used in hospitals in just a 53-day period at the start of the pandemic. The sudden need for single-use PPE, bubble wrap for the transportation of online shopping, and numerous other COVID-related factors have directly resulted in a surge in plastic production.

Please try to reduce the amount of plastic and PPE you use, and if you have to use it, please dispose it properly in appropriate waste or plastic recycling bins.

Claire Ross
Working as a Media Consultant.