Mask mandates killing our planet

Published: 10/15/2021 2:45:36 PM

I would just like to inform the mayor of Greenfield, all Democrats and others who support mask mandates that they are contributing to the pollution of our planet and especially the oceans.

In the report released Dec. 7, 2020 of a Hong Kong-based marine conservation group OceansAsia, it stated that 1.6 billion disposable face masks ended up in the oceans in 2020. These masks take nearly 450 years to break down.

The next time you go shopping just look at the masks scattered around the parking lots it’s disgusting. I am willing to bet if masks were treated like plastic bags, the mask mandate would have been removed by now.

According to John Kerry, the planet is in a climate crisis and us filling the oceans with disposable masks is not helping the situation, So mayor please do your part and abolish the mask mandate and help save our planet. Thank you.

David Kempf

Greenfield


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