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Thai industry body lobbies for better disposal system for used face masks


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The Federation of Thai Industries is pushing for an improved disposal system for discarded face masks, pointing out that they are the new threat to the environment. Since the arrival of the pandemic in early 2020, the number of discarded face masks has shot up, with reports of masks in waterways already affecting animals. Apiphop Phungchaikul from the FTI says there’s an urgent need for proper disposal measures to combat the negative impact on the environment and on people’s health. “Used face masks must be destroyed in incinerators to prevent the risk of disease and someone re-using them.” The Bangkok […]

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