STARS and environmentalists commend Sun Readers for recycling one million single-use masks and urge: Keep it up!
This historic figure was reached in just six weeks.
This came as we launched our Mask Force campaign to recycle single-use face coverings to help protect the environment.
Surfer and former Love Island star Lucy Donlan, 23, said: “It’s amazing to hear that a million people have been dumped in the Mask Force garbage cans.
“I have seen with my own eyes the devastation that masks cause to our marine life.
“We have a responsibility to protect our planet and one way to achieve this is to continue to recycle the coatings.
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To be continued! Mask Force Collection bins are available at 488 Morrisons stores in England, Wales and Scotland.
TV presenter Gabby Roslin, 57, said: “Please keep throwing your mask in these dustbins.
“This is how we take care of our environment, wildlife and ourselves. “
Once filled, each bin is collected by rework located in the plow and the contents are turned into building materials, PPE or outdoor furniture.
Ecological giant Greenpeace supported our initiative. Senior activist Nina Schrank said carelessly thrown away masks are increasingly harming wildlife.
And Marine Conservation Society beach watch officer, Lizzie Pryor, said, “We have seen animals trapped in elastic bandages and marine life may mistake masks and gloves for food.”
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