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Some Manitoba provincial parks to recycle disposable masks

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Some Manitoba provincial parks will now have a special box to collect disposable masks to recycle them.“Mask use is critical for protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, but once a disposable mask is used, it becomes waste that should be treated differently than standard garbage or recyclables,” said Conservation Minister Sarah Guillemard.Now that more people are attending provincial parks, the number of discarded masks are going up as well, she added.The province, in partnership with recyclers TerraCycle, will distribute “Zero Waste Boxes” at 15 different parks including:After the boxes are collected, they will be shipped to a sorting facility in Ontario and broken down into components to be recycled.“The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many.

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