Expert: Over 10 million face masks binned daily


Irresponsible: MBPP worker Faizal Omar showing discarded used face masks swept up at the Esplanade in George Town. — CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Ten million single use face masks are being used and discarded daily in Malaysia and that’s just a conservative estimate, says a waste expert.

Environment and waste management specialist Dr Theng Lee Chong said the number could possibly even reach 15 million a day with the reopening of schools and the mandatory face mask rule in public places.

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