Massive mask pile-up in the Philippines, and no solution beyond public advisories

A man sorts through bags of garbage at a disposal facility in Payatas, Philippines, on July 21, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS
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MANILA - Each year, the Philippines generates enough garbage to fill more than 23,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Much of that does not end up in landfills, but on pavements and along canals, creeks, rivers and shorelines.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made things worse.

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