COVID-19 Brings New Pollution Challenge

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(Cayman Compass) With face masks now mandatory in many indoor areas during the COVID-19 crisis, the careless dumping of these disposable items has become the latest pollution threat across the globe, environmentalists say.

Here in Cayman, local streets and drains are becoming dumping grounds for potential virus-carrying masks and gloves.

“We want people to understand the importance of discarding the gloves [correctly] because obviously if they’re contaminated, we don’t want our staff to catch it. They have to help us, so we can help them by protecting each other,” Department of Environmental Health Director Richard Simms told the Cayman Compass this week.

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