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Message posted by JoannaLesley08/10/2020 at 8:49am
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Goodness, I am beginning to hate those things! Why do people think it is fine to wear a fresh mask and then just drop it in the street? There are plenty of re-usable masks on the market (or you can make your own)and wash them frequently.

Surely people should be encouraged to do this, rather than adding to landfill, the detritus in the seas and so on? A year ago we were all trying to save the planet, but that seems to have dropped off the agenda.

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Message posted by franbee08/10/2020 at 10:58am
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I agree. And yes, there are lots littered round here.
I made some washable ones for us early on, then ended up making nearly 100 to be sold for charity.

I'm also concerned about the disinfectant wipes we are advised to use to clean surfaces. I've always avoided using these, but it's not always possible at the moment.

Message posted by Colin2108/10/2020 at 12:27pm
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I've seen quite a few disposable ones thrown on the ground too. They are probably everywhere.

The cloth ones we use were made by a local lady who was making them on behalf of Hearing Dogs, for which she is a trainer. They are good masks and a worthy cause.


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The mask elf in our village is making them for alzheimer's society and the local hospice. She's made 100s of them - she's made them with poppies, for Halloween and is working on Christmas ones at the moment. I got some extra ones from her this morning - a nice tartan one and a cat one !

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Fag packets, chip wrappers, McD coffee cups, and now masks. They are just another thing some people are happy to drop on the spot. Which is ironic when you think about it. The owners are using them for hygiene reasons, then leaving their filthy mask for others to pick up. Maybe its just me, but the blue disposable ones remind me of sanitary products.

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Message posted by marg609/10/2020 at 12:01am
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we refuse to wear the homemade ones, they simply arent upto the job, we use the blue ones in this family, they arent hard to dispose of safely, as being dog owners we always have plentiful suppplies of the doggy bags in our pockets, to which the used masks go into before being put in the bin, its annoying to see others just carelessly throwing them around

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I have presumably contributed to this at some point - I've got Tesco before and had no mask so I can only assume getting a tissue out of my pocket or whatever I've dropped the mask on the ground somewhere.

Message posted by franbee09/10/2020 at 9:19am
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Yes, in all fairness, I don't think that all litter is just deliberately dumped, I've seen overflowing bins where the wind has blown rubbish away, or animals have got in, or even lorries of rubbish with bits falling off. And the binmen round here don't pick up anything that falls out of a bin.

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I've seen quite a few reusable masks on the ground too, so I think it's more a case of accidentally being dropped than anything. It used to be the same years ago with cotton hankies, pull something out of your pocket and it goes with it.

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Quote: Originally posted by Silver Plated Spork on 09/10/2020
something out of your pocket and it goes with it.



Including 10 notes in my case.

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Message posted by Colin2109/10/2020 at 12:53pm
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I'm sure a few do get dropped accidentally, it's inevitable, but I'm also sure that a lot are dropped deliberately. There seems to be an attitude among some people, not everyone fortunately, that once they have finished with something they just drop it wherever they happen to be. To them it's just normal behaviour, especially if there isn't a bin within arms length. They don't want it so down it goes. Some will drop stuff on the ground even when there is a bin two steps away, they simply can't be bothered.


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I've seen 5 people appear to deliberately drop/throw their mask on the ground, so far.
The youngest appeared to be about 14/15, and the eldest maybe 20/21?


I am seriously considering forgetting about saving the planet for future generations, as as each generation passes, their own concerns seem to dwindle!



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Message posted by path2011/10/2020 at 10:38am
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I also made my own at first and then starting making them for funds for our local hospice. Raised over 200 in three weeks and still making them. They are much better than the paper ones.
I keep tweaking the design, Next ones will be three layers with filter pocket. I have a few now and just throw them in the washer with the rest of the washing.


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