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Official: Disposable masks wash into storm drains and end up in bay; serious threat to marine life

Disposable PPE is now littering coastlines around New Jersey, and Ocean County Commissioner Joseph Vicari says things such as masks wash into storm drains and end up in the bay, posing a serious threat to marine life.

News 12 Staff

Apr 15, 2021, 11:37 AM

Updated 1,133 days ago

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Disposable PPE is now littering coastlines around New Jersey, and Ocean County Commissioner Joseph Vicari says things such as masks wash into storm drains and end up in the bay, posing a serious threat to marine life.
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Vicari is asking people to dispose of them properly and buy reusable cloth masks.
The masks are joining a long list of plastics, including bottles and bags, which wash into storm drains and end up in the bay.
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