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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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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