Environmentalist speaks on mask disposal

An eminent environmental expert Professor Sosten Chiotha has recommended the use of reusable cloth masks to avoid pollution in the country.

He was speaking to YONECO FM online after noticing the careless disposal of disposable masks by people in some areas of the country.

Chiotha said the masks have a negative impact on the environment just as thin plastics and therefore caution needs to be exercised when disposing them.

“It’s no different from the disposal of plastics or any act littering.”

“This is an attitude issue that requires mindset change and Covid-19 is just adding a problem that already existed,” he said.

Chiotcha therefore called on people to opt for cloth masks which are reusable emphasizing that they are better.

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