It has been estimated that 1.6billion face masks entered the ocean in 2020.
You just have to go on your daily lockdown walk and you’ll see them randomly littered about.
We can all prevent this from happening, by owning and using a reusable mask. (Owning a few and keeping them in your car, bag and workplace may be helpful too).
Some Ōrewa College teachers proudly sporting the masks they made at school prior to lockdown.