I’m noticing more and more of this lately – walking out of a stores, work, and other public places and there laying on the ground is someone’s discarded, dirty old facemask. Yuk! I’ve even seen them in parks now, laying on the ground. As I left our neighborhood park the other day, I saw one hanging from the branch of a small tree! This is disgusting.
Personally, I have mixed feelings about face masks. I definitely think it should be up to the individual, but at the same time remembering to keep proper social distance, your hands clean, etc. I remember when this whole thing with Covid started; one of the main recommendations you would hear was to not touch your face. I see people messing with their faces more than ever while wearing face masks!
I wish people wouldn’t be so gross and uncaring for the environment. I mean, really? People are wearing face masks to protect their health and that of others, but they have such complete disregard for the planet they live on? I just don’t get it. When going hiking and backpacking, there’s this rule called LNT. It stands for leave no trace. In other words, you pack out your garbage. You keep the forest and trails clean.