Coronavirus litter in the streets

Europe has been in some form of lockdown since March 2020 and, with that, mouth masks gradually became mandatory. At the end of May, it resulted in the French non-profit Opération Mer Propre sounding the alarm when they noticed that they picked up a lot of gloves, disinfectants, and masks in the waters of the Côte d’Azur. It’s been seven months since they warned us about the coronavirus litter. So 21Bis reporter M VL decided to walk around a — normally clean — neighborhood to see if she comes across any discarded mouth masks.

Text and photos: © M VL