Action on Plastic!

by Lollie Melton in Frome, England, United Kingdom

Action on Plastic!

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Our Covid-19 pollution is already showing up in the ocean and its time to take action! Let's recycle our masks and gloves with Terracycle.

by Lollie Melton in Frome, England, United Kingdom

How many of us have been around these past weeks and seen a disposable mask floating in a puddle or a few odd plastic gloves tossed in hedges? Our plastic waste was already a problem, and now we are all using a lot more single use plastics for infection control. I think I might have a solution;

Terracycle are a company that recycle waste which is normally sent to landfill. They have a number of different collection boxes and one of those is for PPE, gloves, disposable masks, even hairnets and (unsoiled) personal care accessories.

I would love to get a few boxes to put in public locations around Frome, so that people can drop off their PPE in a proper designated place.

I think not only could this help with the problem of this new, extra litter but with setting a good precedent for a future where we don't just throw our rubbish away but actually think about what happens to it. 

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