Masks discarded in the sea could take up to 1,000 years to fully break down, CityU warns. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Masks discarded in the sea could take up to 1,000 years to fully break down, CityU warns. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Coronavirus: Hong Kong researchers discover masks could pollute over 54,000 Olympic pools worth of seawater

  • City University lab study finds masks in ocean could take up to 1,000 years to decompose
  • Researcher warns residents to ‘properly dispose’ of facial coverings to prevent microplastic pollution

Masks discarded in the sea could take up to 1,000 years to fully break down, CityU warns. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Masks discarded in the sea could take up to 1,000 years to fully break down, CityU warns. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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