Increase in mask litter at Singapore's parks and beaches

Mask litter found in November by Waterways Watch Society, which typically conducts clean-ups each week at Punggol Waterway Park, Jurong Lakeside Park and Kallang Riverside Park. PHOTO: WATERWAYS WATCH SOCIETY
Mask litter found in November by Waterways Watch Society, which typically conducts cleanups each week at Punggol Waterway Park, Jurong Lakeside Park and Kallang Riverside Park. PHOTO: WATERWAYS WATCH SOCIETY

Conservation experts are becoming increasingly concerned with surgical mask litter all over the island.

Cleanup groups here have been picking up an average of four to five surgical masks during each clearing foray at local parks, beaches and neighbourhoods.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2021, with the headline 'Increase in mask litter at Singapore's parks and beaches'. Subscribe