Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on the beach of Soko Islands, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on the beach of Soko Islands, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on the beach of Soko Islands, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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Pandemic produces an environmental cost

  • Measures to battle the coronavirus have led to a surge in the dumping of single-use cutlery and food containers as well as used face masks
  • People can do their bit to reduce this by making eco-friendly choices such as reusable masks and bringing reusable containers when buying takeaway food

Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on the beach of Soko Islands, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on the beach of Soko Islands, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on the beach of Soko Islands, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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