In the News: Masks: Saving Lives and Harming the Environment

Kent Halloran, a stormwater engineer in Environmental Health and Safety at Ohio State, said mask litter has exacerbated the issue of general litter on campus and in the environment.

Mask litter has appeared across campus, including building entrances, parking lots and bus stops, Halloran said. While new to the scene, he said there has been a greater increase in mask-related litter compared to other discarded materials.

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