Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 face masks have become a part of our everyday lives — and yet another thing polluting the planet. What can be done?
The disposable mask conundrum: A podcast
Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 face masks have become a part of our everyday lives and as a result have become another thing we neglect.This podcast is done to give information on disposable paper masks and what happens when they are improperly disposed of. The goal is to educate the public on the dangers of improperly discarded face coverings to the most important things to our survival. My guest has done much research on the topic and has come across important information regarding the land and water and the possible effects of the chemicals released on them. I ask questions about the decomposition of the disposable paper mask into the earth and the issues that are caused as a result and the time it takes for the mask to decompose. We talk about ways people can properly dispose of the mask and opportunities that are presented by companies. We also discuss reusable masks and how they can be bought or created and briefly go over health concerns with masks regarding breathing. I hope that after listening to this podcast some new information can be taken away and a change is brought to the way we treat and dispose of our masks.