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April 8, 2021

Discarded masks litter beaches worldwide, threaten sea life

By WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press

SANDY HOOK, N.J. — To the usual list of foul trash left behind or washed up on beaches around the world, add these: masks and gloves used by people to avoid the coronavirus and then discarded on the sand.

In the past year, volunteers picking up trash on beaches from the Jersey Shore to California, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong have been finding discarded personal protective equipment.


 
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