PSA: Stop Littering Disposable Face Masks On Roads And In Longkangs, MBPP Urges

Let's do our part.

Cover image via Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (Facebook)

Penang City Council (MBPP) is urging the public to dispose of face masks responsibly, instead of littering them all over roads and in drains

A Facebook post by the city council on Thursday, 15 October, states that people are urged to discard face masks in rubbish bins.

Photos show MBPP workers picking up many used disposable masks on roads and in other public spaces where people have tossed them

"Appreciate the hard work of the MBPP Yellow Shirt heroes who are always trying to clean up our state," reads the caption on the post.

In the comments, Malaysians thanked these unsung heroes for cleaning up the environment

One person pointed out that leaving used face masks lying around could be a reason why the virus continues to spread.

Image via Facebook

Meanwhile, several urged the public to take responsibility for their own masks and not expect someone else to pick up after them.

Image via Facebook
Image via Facebook
Image via Facebook

You can check out the Facebook post below:

Keep practising physical distancing and wash your hands often. Watch the latest update on the COVID-19 situation:

Instead of using disposable face masks, these reusable ones are more environmentally-friendly:

However, if you're still using disposable face masks, remember to cut the straps before discarding:

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