Mountain of masks: Growing environmental problem emerges amid Covid-19 pandemic

Masks found scattered among household trash at Burangkeng dumpsite in West Java, Indonesia.
Masks found scattered among household trash at Burangkeng dumpsite in West Java, Indonesia.ST PHOTO: LINDA YULISMAN

SINGAPORE - When you think of the Covid-19 pandemic, one item probably symbolises it more than any other: the disposable mask.

Across the globe, mandatory mask wearing has saved countless lives and made everyday life safer.

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