Face masks on every pedestrian in downtown Hong Kong on March 16, amid fears of coronavirus contagion. Photo: AP

Letters | In coronavirus battle, Hong Kong must count the long-term costs of throwaway masks and other plastics

  • Thermoplastics, the key material in surgical masks, are virtually indestructible
  • Masks, plastic takeaway and delivery packaging are being thrown away in greater quantities due to the public’s fear of going out. Dispose responsibly
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Face masks on every pedestrian in downtown Hong Kong on March 16, amid fears of coronavirus contagion. Photo: AP
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