Most disposable and single-use masks are mostly made of plastic. Growing quantities of disposable and single-use masks are being discarded in the regular garbage as there's little to no opportunity for recycling. This increases the amount of:
unrecycled waste going to landfills; and
plastic pollution in the environment or water sources.
By choosing reusable masks and face coverings, you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while also reducing your environmental impact.
If you must use a disposable mask, always make sure that you dispose of it properly in a garbage container.